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.

Friday, July 22, 2016


(Proverbs 22:11 KJV)  He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.

Let’s not worry about the kings today, focus on us.   Do you “love” (157) “pureness” (purity NASB) (2889) of “heart” (3820)?  That may seem like a foolish question.  “Of course,” you answer.  I ask, “Really?  Then why did you laugh at that off color joke?”  I don’t mean the joke that was really funny but the one whose only humor was to be insulting or titillating.  Why do we take a second look at someone who appeals to our prurient interests?  Why do we dress to draw attention of the opposite sex?

If we claim to believe in a moral life, why do we not radiate morality?  How often during the day would we do things different if we would just remember that God is watching?  I think it would be more frequent than we would like.

So?  Just a reminder that we are called to be salt not tofu.  Salt flavors what is around it.  Tofu takes on the flavor of what is around it.  Which way will the day go?

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