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 28, 2016

The Hidden Nature of Blessings

(Proverbs 28:20 KJV)  A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

What do you think of when someone mentions “blessings” (1293)?  When we are in motion we tend to think of visible, measurable good things and Americans are usually in motion.  What we don’t think of are the invisible elements that make life great in the long run.  Today we will assume eternal life.  What about this afternoon?  How about next week?

Blessings are the foundation of the Christian life.  We have an election coming up.  I don’t see any candidate that I believe is walking with Jesus.  I am not sure what I am going to do.  Do I panic?  No.  I am blessed.  God has put in motion gears that I cannot see.  When I think of blessings I think of the times that I have been two seconds late to an intersection and the kamikaze driver missed me.  I think of the time I hit a pot hole and lost a tire on the freeway and never lost control of the car.  I think of things like foundations and natural processes that maintain their integrity.  Will I have issues?  Of course.  But the seeds of the blessings are already planted.

So?  Rejoice!  When the sun burns through the storm clouds the inconvenience of the rain will become the blessing of growing food and flowers.  Only believers have that assurance. 

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