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.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Corn or Turnips

(Proverbs 22:8 KJV)  He that soweth iniquity shall reap vanity: and the rod of his anger shall fail.

“Vanity” (205) is the product of “iniquity” (5767b).  In English vanity has two general meanings.  The first is empty or pointless.  The second is conceit or self-centeredness.  Either one works here.  The Hebrew word means trouble and sorrow.

Sin is fun, or so I am told.  I have my doubts.  In a public restroom I was forced to listen to a group of young bucks talking.  They were loud and boisterous and discussing some great time they had experienced.  I guess you had to be there.  I wondered who they were trying to convince.  What the Bible keeps telling us is that sin is destructive and leaves an empty taste in our mouth as well as an empty feeling in our heart. 

So?  What do you want to harvest from life?  Salvation is through grace and faith.  It leads to a life of righteousness.  The alternative is a field of weeds.  Or from my point of view it is the difference of feasting on corn on the cob or turnips.  I hate turnips.

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