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.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Life Is Not an Activity Book

(Proverbs 16:25 KJV)  There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

In children’s activity books you come across two pictures and you are told to find the differences.  Sometimes it is obvious.  In one picture a dog will have five legs.  You don’t need to compare, but be aware.  In another you need to really study, perhaps the eyes are looking right instead of left.  So it is in life.  Some things are obvious, others obtuse.  At times it doesn’t matter if you are looking for truth or looking for excuses.

Let’s assume that your heart is right and you want to do the same.  You know you should not rob a bank but do you understand you should be honest about the car you are selling?  After all, let the buyer beware.  Sometimes we need to be alert to seeking the right because we are surrounded by so many forces that are trying to lead us to hell.  After all, didn’t the star of your favorite TV show just say that _________?  Or to be more meddling, didn’t your wife just tell you that eating out was cheaper than eating at home?  How can they be wrong?

So?  We can never afford to turn off our minds and just go with what seems right.  Sometimes it is just an inconvenience to be wrong.  Sometimes errors are eternal.

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