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.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Peripheral Vision

(Proverbs 23:5 KJV)  Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

Have you ever seen something out of the corner of your eye but when you look it isn’t there?  This is the picture we get here.  Or picture when I have lost my wife in a mall and I need to find her for some reason.  I tend to see her everywhere but it isn’t her when I get there.  Maybe you have seen a car advertised in the paper and not read the fine print that says “One at this price”.  Of course, when you get there it is gone.

The KJV says it well when it translates “that which is not”.  The focus here from the previous verse is riches.  When it comes to wealth we are usually deceived.  We look at the money but what our eyes are seeing is happiness and success.  Such is “that which is not”.  For Christians there is only one way to arrive at the desired destination.
(Matthew 6:33 KJV)  But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
So?  You all know this verse.  You may not know where to find it but you can quote it.  Maybe it is time to focus on it instead of letting it linger just out of the corner of our eye. 

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