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.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Small Packages

(Proverbs 30:24 KJV)  There be four things which are little upon the earth, but they are exceeding wise:

Wisdom is often found in small units.  One of the mistakes that many believers make is to try to absorb too much at a time.  I have never been too excited about programs that get you to read through the Bible in a year.  It is probably a good idea but people being what they are, they substituted a set quantity for an alert quality.  They become legalistic worshipers.  They feel like if they have met a measurable minimum then they have done their part and can get on with the fun stuff. 

Most of my moments of insight come from the combination of a focused mind, a willing heart, an inspired text and the touch of the Holy Spirit.  Although God can work wonders, I am not sure how many times He breaks through the walls of legalism we put on our reading and worship.

So?  Engage your mind.  Focus.  Listen.  There are so many ways God wants to speak to us.  It might be in the first verse of the three chapters you have scheduled.  Don’t blow by and miss the blessing. 

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