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.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Setting the Alarm

(Proverbs 5:13 KJV)  And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!

As I was looking over this verse I noticed that the Hebrew for “listened” (885) is shama.  That made me check out the famous Jewish recitation of the  same name,
(Deuteronomy 6:4 KJV)  Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
“Hear” and “listen” are the same word, which adds to the impact of this verse.

We could talk about the different ideas expressed by the two English words but it is a concept that we must embrace:  We must develop a habit of paying attention to what God is saying to us.

It is easy to go on cruise-control.  It is hard to stay alert.  It is also vital to our survival in this world and for eternity.

So?  Find a way to pinch yourself spiritually.  Try to find some way to work into your patterns a moment that serves as an alarm clock.  Listen and hear, then live accordingly. 

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