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, July 2, 2016

Verbal Confirmation

(Proverbs 2:3 KJV)  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

Context is important.  So is follow-through.  This is step two in a three step process.  The first, given in the previous verses, has to do with making the decision to gain wisdom.  This verse tells us we must voice that decision.

Why is it important to make a public statement of your faith.
(Romans 10:9 KJV)  That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Notice that it isn’t just having the right thoughts but speaking the right words.  When we say something in front of witnesses it puts us on record.  In golf there is something called “hitting a provisional ball”.  This happens when you have a long drive that curves toward out of bounds but you can’t see if it is playable.  You can hit a second ball and if your first one is out of play you can use the second ball.  There is a penalty involved but it speeds up play.  The issue is that you have to announce ahead of time that you are going to do it.  That commits you. 

So?  Do you really desire wisdom?  Then make it a public statement.  This is primarily to God but it could also involve other people around you. 

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