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.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Embracing a Destiny

(Proverbs 24:1 KJV)  Be not thou envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them.

 I don’t think I have as much of a problem with this as some I know.  I don’t start drooling when I find myself behind a Tesla or Lamborghini.  I think it is stupid to pay a fortune for a Rolex.  I am perfectly happy getting the 99 cent special at the fast food place.  But I have had fantasies of being president.  I have been the star of the final game of the NBA playoffs many times.  I lived the life of Zorro.  I find that I look at others and start to wonder why I am not the big cheese.

I am “envious” (7065).  I covet.  I often find that I am not satisfied with my lot in life.  Are all of the people I envy “evil” (7463a)?  Yes and no.  The odds are that most of them serve Satan, at least passively.  At the same time they are not necessarily involved in openly perverted activity.  Although they have a problem, so do I.  It is too easy to look past the compromises that they have made and just want the finished product.  I am reminded of the words,
(Micah 6:8 KJV)  He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
So?  It is frightening how often I need to remind myself of this standard of righteousness.  Don’t be frustrated because you came in second place.  Keep doing justice and loving kindness.  Walk in humility.  Let the evil embrace their destiny. 

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