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, May 1, 2016

Seeker Unfriendly

(Proverbs 1:28 KJV)  Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:

Context, context, context.  Compare this verse with the words of Jesus,
(Matthew 7:7 KJV)  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Talk about a contradiction in scripture.  Which are we to believe?  Both actually.

Jesus is emphasizing the willingness of God to respond with forgiveness to the repentant seeker.  Solomon is pointing out that God is not stupid.  He knows our hearts.  He knows when we are sincere.  He knows our motivation. 

In Proverbs you have people who have been mocking God and only get “sorry” when life explodes in their faces.  When the pressure drops so will their sorrow.  They are only sorry that they got caught.  Jesus is talking about those who are genuinely aware that they need a savior.

So?  Which are you?  Are you waiting for the crisis?  Are you planning on buying fire insurance the day after the house burns down?  It doesn’t work that way in the insurance industry.  Do you expect God to be dumber than your agent? 

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