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 6, 2016

This Little Light of Mine, I’m Gonna Let It Shine...

(Proverbs 6:23 KJV)  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

I was stuck in the back seat of a shuttle van.  It was dark.  The seat belt did not want to work.  Suddenly the guy next to me turned on his flashlight.  That little bit of “light” (216) made the difference.

I usually tend to think of the lessons I get from the Bible as being a help for my day, and they are.  What I tend to overlook is that they can also help people around me.  When I am discussing homosexuality in its different forms and students ask me why I think it is wrong I can ultimately come down to “The Bible says so.”  I can present a case from a scientific or historical perspective.  I can point out the physiological evidence.  I can approach it a lot of ways but they just lead to more discussion.  Ultimately though it boils down to the reality that God sets the standards of right and wrong.  It plants a point of light in their lives.  They may not accept it but they are aware that it exists.

So?  Some day they may be in the back seat, sitting in the dark and need to know how to buckle up.  Maybe my little light will shine then.  Stranger things have happened. 

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