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, November 13, 2015

Schedule Your Departures

(Proverbs 13:14 KJV)  The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

In my first reading it seemed a bad thing to “depart” (turn aside NASB) (5493).  Then I looked again.  What it is saying is that if we are listening to the things God is trying to say to us, we will probably need to change direction. 

I don’t know about you but I have my default modes.  My alarm clock is set to the same time unless there is a special event.  I have a routine and order to my morning preparations.  I drive to work by the same route.  I have a 1-2-3 list at work.  In much of life that is a great tool for accomplishment.  At times it can be a “snare” (4170) of “death” (4194).  When we follow the standards and expectations of the world around us be can be compromised and doomed.  Keep in mind that the majority of people around you are serving Satan by serving themselves.  There is a reason for the written word being available to us.

So?  If they tell you everyone is doing it there are some possibilities you need to consider.  Everyone could be wrong.  They could be lying to you.  Either way, if you know the truth, you can stay on track. 

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