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, August 19, 2015

Smell Check

(Proverbs 19:4 KJV)  Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.

Another application of this is that we are to seek to be people of value.  As I said earlier, “wealth” (1952) has a definition that includes the idea of “high value.”  High value attracts friends.  We are expected to live in such a way that we can attract friends.

What can we do to make ourselves of high value?  We can become good listeners.  We can be the kind of person who does not pass on confidences.  We can encourage people.  We can even rebuke people if that is what they need.

Keep in mind that this is not automatic.  Righteousness is not attractive to many people.  We exude a fragrance of righteousness.  To some people it is the stink of death.
(2 Corinthians 2:15-16 NAS77)  For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing; to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life. And who is adequate for these things?
So?  Walk in righteousness.  Live the upright life.  Make yourself the kind of person that Jesus will direct people towards as a good influence. 

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