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, May 25, 2016

But Now...

(Proverbs 25:23 KJV)  The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Previously I wrote about how in some locations the north wind would bring rain and in others it would blow the clouds away.  You need to know where you are in relation to truth whether it be meteorological or spiritual.  If a farmer moves from one location to another he needs to make allowance for the move and how it changes his daily choices.  If you are doing work that depends on sunlight you need to remember that days are longer in July than they are in December, but only if you live in the northern hemisphere.

The same is true in the Bible.  Jesus sent His disciples out at one point and told them to take nothing.  At another time He sent them out with different instructions.  You find both referenced here,
(Luke 22:35-6 KJV)  And he said unto them, When I sent you without purse, and scrip, and shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing.  Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it, and likewise his scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.
Notice the key words, “But now...”  That is the question we must always answer.  Some things never change.  Adultery is sin.  Some things are seasonal or timing. 

So?  Following Jesus is never a mindless, cruise-control existence.  It engages all of us including our minds.  Keep thinking as you listen and grow. 

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