An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Safe Walking

(Proverbs 3:23 KJV)  Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble.

All of us have a “walk” (1870).  It is impossible to avoid that reality because it does not refer to a physical stroll but to a direction in life.  Thus, even if you are confined to a bed or wheelchair, you have a “walk”.  This is another place where the literal and figurative are wound together to give a more complete picture of how life works. 

Walking involves direction, speed and constant decisions.  The thing about life is it cannot be set on autopilot.  I have cruise control on my car.  On long trips it is a life-saver.  If I turn it on and go to sleep it quickly becomes a life taker.  It only controls one aspect of the journey.  It can keep us from getting speeding tickets but won’t keep us from taking the wrong exit.

So?  Walk with diligence.  Let God control the parts He wants and engage your heart, mind, soul and strength in the rest.  It makes for a better walk. 

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