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 23, 2015

The Impossible Dream

(Proverbs 23:34 KJV)  Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.

What can make you dream the impossible dream?  The context here is the delusions provided by alcohol.  Having never been drunk I can only use my imagination.  I think we could add such things as legal and illegal drugs to the mix.  We might also add modern addictions like video games, music and sports.  How many kids have I worked with who tell me they don’t need an education because they are going to be professional athletes.  They will probably play in the middle of the sea or on top of a mast. 

Impossible dreams can come from ignorance, deliberate or not.  I remember the teacher, who was a Christian, that voted twice for Bill Clinton.  I asked her if she knew what a moral disaster he was and she said, “Yes.”  I asked her how she could vote for such a man and she told me that she thought he would change.  She chose to ignore the obvious.

Impossible dreams can come from rejecting truth and unchanging standards of morality.  The church is dancing on mast heads.  The organized church has drunk the kool aid and started down the road of deception.  Too many individual believers are going along in relief that God didn’t really mean what He said.

So?  Can you swim?  Have you asked the question, “How many Christians can dance on the point of a mast?”  If you are in danger it is time to repent.  If you are still on board it is time to pray and possibly rebuke and reprove. 

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