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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For the Birds

(Proverbs 26:2 KJV)  As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Little birds don’t get a lot of respect in the Bible.  Eagles are noble, sparrows are not.  Even Jesus got into the act.
(Matthew 10:29 KJV)  Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.
On occasion I have seen small birds lying dead.  I might wonder what happened to them but it doesn’t stir me.  If I saw an eagle or a hawk I would get a little more interested.

Often it is the little things of life that bring us down.  I joke about a bad hair day.  Bad hair is really not that important but it is amazing how it can ruin someone’s outlook.  Have you ever spilled coffee on your shirt on the way to work?  Embarrassing but not earth shaking.  Here it is talking about people bad-mouthing you.  We don’t take curses as seriously as they did in those days but the point is the same.

So?  Much of what we worry about it superfluous.  God has it well in hand.  Remember that on judgment day it is not your car pool buddies that you want to hear say, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” 

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