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.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Jaded Age

(Proverbs 27:7 KJV)  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

This makes me think of the condition of our country.  In the 1890's we had the Gilded Age.  Today we live in the Jaded Age.  We have a couple of generations who have known nothing but “honey” (5317).  They are so “full” (sated NASB) (7649) that they get little joy out of the simple things of life.  They are seeking new thrills and excitement.  How else do you explain the fascination with mind numbing drugs and family destroying pornography? 

Maybe it is time for America to go through a purging.  I know that I learn better when the lesson hurts.  It gets my attention.  The reality of diabetes got me to lose weight.  A knot on my head taught me to duck.  A traffic ticket helps me slow down.  What does America need?  Obviously revival but the churches don’t seem to be on board for that, at least not yet.

So?  Pray that the lesson will come soon.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will get the church off the dime.  Pray that it would begin in you and that you would be willing to listen. 

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