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 22, 2015

Shiny Boundaries

(Proverbs 22:28 KJV)  Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

We are living in an age where the new and flashy is assumed to be better than the tried and true.  Look at the trend in portable communication devices.  You can’t even call them phones any more.  My first Kindle had the ability to send and read e-mail.  I never used it because it was too slow for me and I didn’t want to spend the time making it work, but it was there.

What is the number on the latest I-Phone?  I have no idea.  My question would be, “Do you use your I-Phone honorably or do you use it for gossip and slander?”  We can use new technology but we need to be careful not to ignore the “ancient” (5769) “landmark" (boundary NASB) (1366).

We went through this when TV came out.  It was a fabulous source of entertainment and information.  Some watched Shakespeare, others watched cartoons.  VHS increased the possibilities but too many moved the boundary to accept pornography.

So?  Life will keep throwing “shiny” at us.  Because God has given us the ability to reason and the resource of the Holy Spirit, we will always need to engage our brain in making our decisions.  Have a life of variety, serendipity and righteousness.

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