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, March 31, 2017

Snow No Fear

(Proverbs 31:21 KJV)  She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

I live in an area that seems to have a similar climate to Israel and it has never occurred to me to be “afraid” (3372a) of “snow” (7950).  I guess it could cause a problem but only if I go looking for it.  As I write the mountains above me are covered with snow and I saw some hail in the past month but unless I get lost or deliberately drive into the mountains, it is no problem.

Which brings up the question of how much trouble we could avoid if we simply took the time to think and plan.  You can’t avoid taxes, true, but you can keep your receipts and accurate records.  You may not be able to avoid the flu bug but you can reduce the chances of illness by keeping your hands clean.  Most of the people I know in crisis are there because they have made a series of bad decisions, usually a very long series.  The time to start acting with wisdom is now.  The place to begin is with the fear of the Lord.

So?  You can’t avoid it all.  Sometimes, no matter what you do, you can’t avoid disaster.  You can make it hard for the bad times to bring you down.  You can also trust in the Lord and know no fear. 

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