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.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Out of the Corner

(Proverbs 18:2 KJV)  A fool hath no delight in understanding, but that his heart may discover itself.

Why is corporate worship so important?  Why is it better to go to church than to worship God by yourself under a tree in the forest?  This verse points out an attribute of the fool.  

A “fool” (3684) wallows in his own awesomeness.  How did the nursery rhyme go?
Little Jack Horner
Sat in a corner,
Eating his Christmas pie.
He put in his thumb,
And he pulled out a plum,
And said, "What a good boy am I!"
Jack was a fool.  He was in the midst of a celebration of the incarnation and all he could think about was how wonderful he was.

That is at the core of the incarnation.  We like to sit in corners and proclaim how wonderful we are.  We might do it on the highway by the self-centered way we drive.  We might do it in a store or restaurant thinking we deserve special service.  We might do it in church when we think we have a great song, written by ourselves, to share with the world.

So?  We need to draw from the wisdom of others not the shallow thoughts of ourselves.  Let the body feed you as you feed it. 

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