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.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Better Than a Box of Twinkies (reposted)

(Proverbs 1:31 KJV)  Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.

(I messed up and posted this earlier but it was intended for this day so I am putting it up again)
Here the NASB has it better than the KJV, using “satiated” (7646) {end} instead of “filled”.  The word has the concept of excess.  I was wishing we could be “satiated” (7646) on God’s counsel but when I thought about it I changed my mind.  Satiation means that you have lost not only the hunger but the enjoyment.  I don’t want to come to that point with the things of God.  The good news is that they can’t. 

I am in glory over the reality that God’s grace and potential are never ending.  I think of the song “The Steadfast Love of the Lord” which reminds us that God’s love and grace are “new every morning.”  The words come from scripture.
(Lamentations 3:22-23 NAS77)  The LORD'S lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; Great is Thy faithfulness.
It is only our own “devices” (4156) that get boring.  We get bored with worship when it is self directed and not open to inviting the Lord to the festival.  We get bored with reading when it only serves as a crutch or distraction.  We get bored with each other when our focus is on ourselves.

So?  Move from your own autobiography to God’s documentary.  It will keep you from the boredom of having eaten an entire box of Twinkies. 

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