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.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Hope Verse

(Proverbs 7:24 KJV)  Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

This verse is actually a promise.  It doesn’t read that way.  It seems more like a command or an admonition.  It is those things, but it is also a word of hope.  If you consider the context you find this set in the middle of warnings and a story of sin.  In the midst of that is a reminder to stop and listen to what God is trying to say to you.

God has to be pushed a long way before He stops reaching out to bring us back.  If we give him the slightest opening He will try to get the word to us.  One reason it is important to read the Bible daily is to give Him that crack.  The hope is that each day of considering the word there will be a message for the day.  We all know that there are days when all we have are black marks on a page that our eyes pass over.  The benefit of the habit is that when you are at that one verse of life in the midst of a chapter of defeat, God can speak to you.

So?  I hope today has no desperate moments for you.  I hope things are going well.  Rest assured that if they are not, God has a word of hope for you. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Is your other blog still up, Pumice? I didn't find it when I looked.

Pumice said...

Maybe the government is censoring me. Yes, I posted about a half hour ago. Here is the link,

Also in the ride sidebar there is a link down under "An Invitation".

Grace and peace.

Gorges Smythe said...

Okay, thanks. It doesn't show on your bio, either, BTW.

Pumice said...

I have given up on trying to figure out all the tweeks that Blooger comes up with. Recently I was installing a new internet hook up. My son put it together. I practiced several times. It wasn't working. I rebooted. I switched cables. I read the manuals. At one point I pushed a wrong button and wiped a device. In the end it turned out to be a problem in the modem that the provider had set up and my son reset it from his end on line.

And our schools keep pushing out new software annually.

Grace and peace.