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 23, 2016

What Price Success

(Proverbs 23:3 KJV)  Be not desirous of his dainties: for they are deceitful meat.

I think this is one of the few places in Proverbs that we find a longer passage instead of stand-alone verses.  The context here is a reminder of the dangers inherent in trying to be a champion in the rat race.  It deals with priorities and the compromises we are inclined to make to achieve our dreams.

It does not mean that we should not desire to be successful.  What it does warn us against is making luxury and wealth the guide for our decisions. 

So?  Wealth and compromise are not the way to a happy and productive life.  It is also not the way to a pleasant eternity. 

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