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, December 30, 2017

Sour Grapes

(Proverbs 30:23 KJV)  For an odious woman when she is married; and an handmaid that is heir to her mistress.

Some people are never happy.  Here we have two women who have achieved the top spot available in their culture, honorable marriage.  Today that may seem a holdover from the patriarchal age but in Solomon’s day women did not have careers in anything except prostitution.  So these ladies have arrived and they proceed to rock the world.

I wonder how many blessings God has given us that generate a selfish response instead of gratitude and grace.  When I had success in losing weight I found myself becoming critical of those who had not.  I should have had understanding and compassion but the tendency was to judge and be full of myself.  When I sail through flu season without a sniffle I somehow feel like I am God’s chosen one instead of being blessed for reasons I don’t understand.

So?  I need to rock the world with thanksgiving and generosity, not arrogance and self centered evaluations of others.  I guess it is an application of “judge not”.  God is watching along with the people around me.


Gorges Smythe said...

Shucks, Pumice, you sound disgustingly human! - lol

Pumice said...

Are you judging?

Grace and peace