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, June 27, 2017

I Like Your Perfume

(Proverbs 27:9 KJV)  Ointment and perfume rejoice the heart: so doth the sweetness of a man's friend by hearty counsel.

This verse gives you permission to have nice things.  “Oil” (8081) was not necessary.  We are not talking cooking oil but something they thought made them look good.  Perfume might have been necessary in the days before hot showers but it was still a luxury for the masses.  They can make you feel better about the day.

Obviously there is a level of excess.  We are told that too much love of such items will make you a member of the poverty class.  Have you noticed how well some people are dressed who have EBT cards?  Most of the kids I work with from “poor” homes spend more on clothes than I do.  But there is nothing wrong with having objects that bring a smile to your face.

So?  Keep your priorities straight.  Don’t use your tithe to make the BMW payment because God wants you to be happy.  Remember that the cloak Jesus had was seamless, which means it was of high quality. 

No comments: