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.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Goody Two Shoes

(Proverbs 3:27 KJV)  Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.

Isn’t it strange to live in a culture that makes “do gooder” a term of derision?   Or how about “goody two shoes”?  Once again we find ourselves marching to a different drummer, or at least we should be.  In this case the word for “good” (2896b) is not a moral statement but a statement of pleasure and enjoyment.  We are to be a source pleasant environments, not a grumpy Gus or the rain that falls on peoples’ parades.

Granted, the message of salvation does not set well on the desires for evil and narcissism of most people but there is still a lot of leeway for us to be the rose that they stop and smell.

So?  There are times when it is our place to be the rainbow in someone’s sky, to let them know that the sunshine is breaking through.  It might be just a matter of pointing out that it is only five minutes from quitting time.  It might be to remind them that Jesus loves them even if they are a dirty rotten sinner.  As I say to certain people, “Go forth and do good.”

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