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, August 6, 2015

Tracks or Ruts

(Proverbs 6:12 KJV)  A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

Some people invest every movement with lies and deceit.  If you look over verse 12-14 you see a pattern.  This verse sums it up with “walks” (1980), a simple word that is used in English the same way as Hebrew.  You have heard a person described as one who “walks the walk”.  You have perhaps been told to do more that “talk the talk”. 

What patterns do your feet tread out.  In the forest you can often see the paths that the animals take.  If you are traveling through dense foliage you try to follow the worn way.  It makes it easier.  That can be good in the sense of keeping you on track or bad as being in a rut.  Both terms mean the same thing but the value is on the reason and moral content of the decision.

So?  How do you let people know you are coming through?  Do you yell, “Make way” or “Coming through”?  Do you tell them what you think they want to hear so you can get what you want?  Keep in mind that our choices and reasons have moral content and we serve a moral God.

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