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.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

What if Nothing Is Behind the Door?

(Proverbs 28:19 KJV)  He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

Remember the game show “Let’s Make a Deal”?  It may still be running.  It appealed to the pursuit of big prizes.  To get the big one you had to risk what you had.  You had to trade what you had for what was behind the door.  Often the trade was in “vain” (empty NASB)  (7386).   He would risk everything on the turning of the stage.  Of course since the seeker starts with nothing, nothing is really lost. 

What about the person who watches the program?  What chance do they have to walk away with what is behind the door?  After thirty minutes what have they gained except a little bit of entertainment and escape from the frustrations waiting when the TV is turned off?  Entertainment has a place.  Escape can give us a chance to regain some juice.  But in the words of the pop song, “Is that all there is?”

So?  Watch your program.  Then turn it off and get back into harness with things that will make a difference in life.  Don’t let diversion divert you from the path that keeps you away from “poverty” (7389).  Keep in mind that poverty can be spiritual as well as financial.

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