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, February 14, 2017

The Closet Mocker

(Proverbs 14:6 KJV)  A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.

Have you ever had the feeling that God is not listening to you?  You ask for wisdom in a decision you face.  You seek guidance in your plans.  You admit your need for patience.  You call upon the Lord and all you get are crickets.  All of us have been there.  Where is the holdup?  Maybe it is because you really don’t want an answer.  Maybe you are a “scorner” (scoffer NASB) (3927b) in your heart if not in your mouth.

I know I have been guilty of framing my expectations with the jargon of the denomination I was raised in and filtering it through the ideas of normal presented by the surrounding culture.  If I listen to the media and the theologians I will slowly drift away from what the Bible actually teaches as wisdom. 

So?  I need a daily dose of the word taken as directed.  That means I read for understanding, not to fulfill a chapter a day quota.  It means I meditate on what I have read, not just get it out of the way.  It means I make decisions based on what I know as a result of that.  It means not being a closet mocker. 

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