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, November 21, 2015

A Sure Thing

(Proverbs 21:5 KJV)  The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want.

There is a word that occurs twice in this verse.  It applies to both the carrot and the stick.  Diligence, or the lack of it, will “only" (surely NASB) (389) produce results.  This is kind of like that law of thermodynamics that says that for ever action there will be an equal and opposite reaction.  One of the quotes, usually attributed to Einstein, that makes me smile has to do with insanity is when you do the same thing and expect different results.  Another way of expressing that idea would be
“How is that working for you?”

Certain behavior brings certain results, certainly.  We deny it at our peril.  Here the reminders is a very common experience.  We need to look ahead and plan.  We need to prepare.  How many people don’t have enough food and water in the house for a few days of power loss?  How many people run out of gas on a regular basis?  How many people raise kids who don’t know the meaning of “No”?  How many people will stand before the Lord on judgement day and say, “I didn’t know” only to get that “look”.

So?  Tomorrow just arrived.  Did you expect it yesterday?  It will happen again in the morning.  Put some time into preparation.

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