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.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Building Codes

(Proverbs 16:3 KJV)  Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.

I have a vision here of the process a builder must go through to construct a new home.  It isn’t just a matter of having a dream, putting it on paper and creating the masterpiece.  You are required to “commit” (1556), or turn in, your carefully drawn up plans to the city and get them approved or “established” (3559).  You cannot even start digging the foundations until you have that seal on the plans.  Rarely do you get them back without some changes being required.

The number of changes depend on how well you have followed the city ordinances in your dreams.  It isn’t enough to dream about soaring arches, you also need to provide for drainage for your toilets.  You have to provide clearances and specify materials.  There is a building code.

So?  We can dream and lay our plans before the Lord.  His approval will depend on how well we have followed the standards He has put down.  It isn’t automatic.  It isn’t anything goes.  It isn’t just follow that dream.  It causes less frustration later if you study His building code today. 

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