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.

Thursday, July 2, 2015


(Proverbs 2:13 KJV)  Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness;

This verse lifts out a contrast.  The contrast here is not between Republican and Democrat.  It is not between public and private school.  It is not between any secular trains of thought.  The contrast is between “uprightness” (3476) and “darkness” (2822).  The difference is real.

These contrasts are “paths” (ways NASB) (1870) of life that result from decisions we make.  Notice that this person or group of people made a decision to “leave” (5800a) the straight path.  They were at one time going straight and decided to abandon it to go crooked.  Why?  I don’t know.  I believe that there are many people who would rather burn in hell for eternity than bow their knee to a holy God.  To them holiness is repulsive, or as it says other places in Proverbs, an abomination.

So?  What destination is determined by the path you walk?  Are you happy with it?  Keep in mind that if you want to go to Tampa and you get on the plane heading for Barbados, they will not divert to deliver you.  Be happy with your choice. 

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