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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Peak Performance

(Proverbs 9:3 KJV)  She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city,

We are to declare the wisdom of God from the “highest places” (heights NASB) (4791).  The picture here is of Jerusalem and a certain location that is a vantage point.  The word is used many ways but always has the idea of being at the top.  It means that we are to give wisdom our best presentation.  It is not supposed to be an after thought.  It should not be done with the left overs or relegated to a back room. 

Too often we are ashamed of the standards that God has given us.  We live in a culture that is in overdrive rejecting moral standards and objective values.  I will accept that often we do not have a chance to make a statement but we need to be looking for every opening we have to take the high places.  An example I have shared other places, when a student asks me, “What is your sign?” I answer, “The cross.”  When they ask me if I believe in Santa Claus I answer, “No, I believe in Jesus.” 

So?  Be alert.  Be creative.  Be honest.  Be a credit to your God, not an embarrassment. 

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