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.

Sunday, April 10, 2016


(Proverbs 10:9 KJV)  He that walketh uprightly walketh surely: but he that perverteth his ways shall be known.

The Hebrew word for “walks” (1980) reminds me of the first Greek word I learned, erkomei.  Both of them have definitions that include “to come, to go”.  How can you be moving in both directions at the same time?  The answer is to translate it as “walks” and let the context give the meaning.  We all walk.  We are all moving through life even if your heels are dug in and we are screaming “No!”  We cannot control whether or not there will be a journey, all we can do is make decisions that influence the walk.

Daily decisions have a lot of power when you follow the results through a lifetime.  One year I decided to come home for Christmas.  It was no big deal but on that trip I met the woman who would become my wife.  One day a friend called to tell her I would be at church.  She could have left the curlers in her hair, finished the homework she was doing and said, “Later.”  Forty years later we are still making decisions.

So?  Every decision you make should be looked at in the light of “uprightly” (integrity NASB) (8537).  Sometimes it will be a fruitless search but it is good practice and gets you in a habit that kicks in when it is needed. 

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