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.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Spiritual Hygiene

(Proverbs 19:7 KJV)  All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.

If this were the New Testament I would have some assurance about the difference between “brothers” (251) and “friends” (4828).  I think the same apply here.  I think in the NT we would have “brethren” and “neighbors”.  The first represents believers, part of the body of Christ.  The second represents people we rub elbows with who are not believers. 

How do you get along at church?  Do you consider yourself the thorn in the flesh that is helping people to grow spiritually by giving them opportunities to exercise their patience muscles?  Do other people consider you that way? 

So?  What kind of reaction are you creating in others?  Do you want people to flee from you?  This can be caused by bad hygiene or bad manners.  It is not acceptable. 

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