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.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Mall Syndrome

(Proverbs 21:16 KJV)  The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

Have you ever been with someone else at the mall and they are off doing what mall people do at malls?  I usually just “wander” (8582).  I will often have clerks come up to me and ask, “Can I help you?”  The answer is “no” because I don’t know what I am looking for.  Too often we approach our spiritual day this way. 

Wandering can be dangerous.  It can be expensive.  It is usually a waste of time.  At the mall it may not be a big deal.  I usually don’t want to be there anyway.  But what does it mean when we are making decisions or doing our work?  We can miss the entire point of the moment, day or of life itself.  This word can be loaded.  It is used in a familiar verse,
(Isaiah 53:6 KJV)  All we like sheep have gone astray (8582); we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
So?  Work on being focused.  Ask, seek, knock and you will get answers.  Wander and you could get lost. 

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