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, October 8, 2016

A Winning Ticket

(Proverbs 8:34 KJV)  Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors.

Do you want God’s blessings?  I know I do.  I would also like to win the lottery but it ain’t gonna happen.  I learned a long time ago that if you don’t buy a ticket you can’t win.  With God I have “bought” a ticket.  The difference is that if you buy a lottery ticket you lose.  My understanding is that you have a better chance of getting hit by lightening than winning the lottery.  No system or methodology will change that.

With God a win is assured.  I am assuming that you have already repented and trusted in Jesus.  That gets you in the fold but it is not the end of the journey.  Picture going to one of those all you can eat buffets, paying your money at the door and then just standing there watching people eat.  Too many people live their lives that way, starving and yearning but not partaking.

So?  Think about the three responses given here.  We are to listen, watch and wait.  It is like the old railroad crossings that used to have those crossed arms that said, “Stop, look, listen.”  The train would eventually come. 

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