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, December 21, 2015

Term Insurance

(Proverbs 21:6 KJV)  The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

It seems to me that lies produce results, at least for the short term.  As Christians we are people of the long term.  If we are living right our eyes are on the goal established by God at the foundation of the earth, a goal that stretches not only to eternity ahead but eternity behind.  It is based in reality.  Everything else is this “vapor” (1892) mentioned here.  To place our confidence in anything else is to trust in the color vision of a dog or the beauty of annuals.  One doesn’t exist and the other is short lived.

Many are actually familiar with this word as you can see if you are reading the KJV.  It is a frequent word in Ecclesiastes and this verse is probably one of the best known,
(Ecclesiastes 12:8 KJV)  Vanity (1892) of vanities (1892), saith the preacher; all is vanity (1892).
Solomon is speaking of the futility of life.  It is short.  It is bitter.  It is futile.  Of course Solomon comes out of that by the end but if you don’t have the touch of the living God on you life, there is no coming out.

So?  I don’t want a life of chimaeras and dead ends.  One cause of that is living in lies.  Again, go for the long term, not the temporary. 

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