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, July 8, 2015

All Means All

(Proverbs 8:8 KJV)  All the words of my mouth are in righteousness; there is nothing froward or perverse in them.

“All” (3605) is pretty inclusive.  Such a small word and yet it covers so much.  Here it is talking about our speech.  This is Wisdom speaking.  It is informing us that in order to be true wisdom an idea or teaching must conform to a high moral standard.  Wisdom is moral.  It is not amoral or immoral.  Totally.

As we gain wisdom ourselves be become like her.  So these are expectations for our lives.  Since we are fallible human beings there is a lot of training and growing to be done.  Our knowledge is incomplete.  Accept that.  Our habits are ingrained.  Don’t accept that.  God understands that we are on a growth track.  When in doubt, do the righteous thing.  What is the righteous thing?  Read your Bible and find out.

So?  If you stumble across an area of you life that is still not conforming to the love of Christ, don’t forget the pattern of confession and repentance.  Remember that is preceded by recognition and followed by change.

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