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, September 25, 2016

You Are Not a Spring

(Proverbs 25:26 KJV)  A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

One weakness of this analogy is that a “spring” (4599) has nothing to say about its condition.  It would be really easy to claim to be “a helpless pawn in the hands of fate”.  That is not the point.  A spring has no choice in being trampled.  We, as children of God, do. 

We may not have a choice about the abuse.  We do have a choice in the response.  This is what the Love Chapter is about.  This is what “turning the other cheek” is about.  This is what Christian character is about.  If you are old enough you will remember the song that says, “He could have called ten thousand angels....”  He didn’t.  He suffered and died to redeem the world.  We are expected to respond to the trampling and pollution of the world in the same way.

So?  They may be out to get you.  The grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit can give you the ability to take it and keep on loving.  We are not springs or wells, we are saints. 

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