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.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sandwich of Hope

(Proverbs 2:21 KJV)  For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

This verse and the one before it are a sandwich of hope in the middle of a culture of doom.  In between talk of adulteresses and death and wicked being cut off we have reference to the “upright” (3477).  Maybe it slipped by you but that is supposed to be you and me.  It isn’t the slick lawyer or cost cutting builder.  It isn’t the heretic preacher or the cheating husband.  It is those who walk in obedience.  Most of the translations I have on my software use “upright”.

God does not ask us to accomplish what He does not prepare us to do.  We are all familiar with the verse that says,
(1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV)  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
That is the negative:  God will provide and escape.  This is the positive:  We can live in ways that please Him.

So?  It is good to know there is an escape clause.  It is better to know there is a victory clause.  I hope you can testify to that.

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