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.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Visions of Sugar Pills

(Proverbs 29:18 KJV)  Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

When Solomon speaks of “no” (369) “vision” (2377) I tend to think of simply the absence of vision.  The marginal reading of the NASB gives “revelation”.  This is the situation when people are totally ignorant of the things God is saying.  That is bad enough but there is a more insidious understanding.
(Jeremiah 23:16 KJV)  Thus saith the LORD of hosts, Hearken not unto the words of the prophets that prophesy unto you: they make you vain: they speak a vision of their own heart, and not out of the mouth of the LORD.
This is the situation of a person taking a medication that is nothing but a sugar pill.  I was first going to say a medication that had lost its potency but Jeremiah is talking about deliberate falsehood.  Having a man-made vision is the same as having no vision. 

Out culture suffers from both.  The sad part is when we have a country full of empty churches, pews full of dusty Bibles and preachers full of hot air.  The tragedy is that there are eternal consequences not just political disasters.

So?  I can’t wake up the country.  You can’t do much more than me.  God can expect us to witness and He will use our faithfulness to give people a chance.  The tide turns at its lowest point.  Pray and live for revival. 

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