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.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Point of No Return

(Proverbs 2:19 KJV)  None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.

This would seem to imply that there are some people who do not have a chance of salvation.  We know what God wants.  He wants everyone to spend eternity in glory.
(2 Peter 3:9 KJV)  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Yet here it says that some will not have a “prayer”.  What gives?

I can only think that there comes a time in life when we have said “no” to God so many times and made so many selfish decisions that we are not willing or able to repent and change direction.  The immediate context is adultery but we know that sexual sin does not automatically put you beyond the reach of God’s grace.  Consider David and Bathsheba as an example.  The problem is in our hearts and does not develop over night.

So?  Walk in obedience.  No one moment of weakness or sin will condemn you.  Repeated rejection of forgiveness can.

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