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, September 10, 2015

Antidote for Success

(Proverbs 10:2 KJV)  Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

What is the goal of your life?  Question too inclusive?  What are you trying to accomplish today?  Still too much?  Why are you doing what you are doing now? 

Notice the two verbs used here, “profit” (3276) and “delivers” (5337).  The secular world makes the mistake of assuming that making money will provide us with what we want in life.  Obviously we need to have enough income to provide the basic needs.  That is not the picture here.  This is an antidote for the world's formula to success. 

Remember it is not an indictment of profits.  It is an insistence on priorities.  Remember the words of Jesus,
(Mark 8:36 KJV)  For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
If you have an emergency at work and miss Sunday worship to put out the fire it is called an “ox in the ditch”.  If you develop a pattern of spending the Lord’s Day looking for cinders it is called sin. 

So?  Why is this a big thing?  Because people are watching what you do and ignoring what you say.  It could be your children.  It could be your parents.  It could be the waitress that knows you just came from a Bible study.  Go for the gold. 

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