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, December 22, 2017

What Is on the Quiz?

(Proverbs 22:25 KJV)  Lest thou learn his ways, and get a snare to thy soul.

This verse in a continuation of the last.  The context is picking our friends and associates.  To a large degree I can’t pick my neighbors.  I have no say in my birth family.  I am limited in controlling my work associates.  Even picking friends is not just a matter of reviewing qualifications and punching a button.  Friends don’t fill out an application.

There is a point at which we can encourage a deeper relationship or distance ourselves.  Friendships involve sharing the things you have in common and compromising on what you don’t.  Rarely do you agree with anyone on everything but there are certain types of people to avoid.  Here the reference is to short tempered people.  In chapter one it was violent thieves and people advocating a communistic sharing of resources. 

So?  As you read Proverbs or any other book in the Bible there are recommendations about the common things of life.  You won’t have a quiz on teleology or hermeneutics.  I need spell check to even mention them.  You will be influenced vitally on other things like the friends you chose.  Choose wisely.