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, October 14, 2016


(Proverbs 14:7 KJV)  Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

Hanging around with the wrong people can stunt your growth.  One problem is that you hear what they say and that is going to influence you in some way.  The longer you are with them the more they will influence you.  I don’t know if you have ever spent much time talking to a Jehovah’s Witness.  They seem to be really good people.  They are sincere and dedicated.  They are also wrong.  In my younger years I tried arguing with them and they had my head in knots very quickly.  It was necessary for me to “go from” (leave NASB) (1980) their “presence” (5048) in order to get my thinking back in order.  I needed time calling on the Lord and reading my Bible to get back to the truth instead of being influenced by the subtle lies being fed to me.

So?  Do the best you can when it comes to choosing your companions.  If you can’t do anything about where you work then it is even more important to find time to give the Lord a chance to rearrange your thinking. 

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