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, July 20, 2016

Lone Wolf Listening

Proverbs 20:18  Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.

This is one that hits me where it hurts.  I am an introvert.  I am a loner.  I can get along with people.  I can function in a group.  I can have fun when surrounded by others.  But I am at heart a lone wolf.  I would rather think things through on my own than consult with anyone. 

The word is used ten times in Proverbs.  As I started reading through the verses I thought I saw a pattern that the counsel was from God.  That would give me an excuse not to listen to others but it was only clearly God’s counsel four times.  It seems that other believers might have something to say.

So?  It seems like I will need to learn to listen.  Sometimes that will be face to face.  Sometimes it will be listening to the preacher.  Sometimes I will listen when I read the Bible or the writing of other saints.  I will always be an introvert but I must also be a listener. 

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