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, January 6, 2018

Blind Deliverance

(Proverbs 6:5 KJV)  Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.

I am not a hunter and doubt if I ever will be.  I have nothing against hunters or hunting.  I think it is legitimate and for many people necessary.  My son wants to try it and so when a neighbor said he went hunting I suggested he take my son out.  He volunteered to put us in a blind together.  I know enough about hunting to know that he was politely suggesting that I not suggest again.

Hunting is often a matter of letting the game come to you.  In that case the gazelle of Proverbs is wandering along, minding its own business, and suddenly the hunter shoots.  The point for us is that we can never know when the forces of evil might be waiting in anticipation for us to wander into their sites. 

How does a deer “deliver” (5337) itself?  Constant awareness is a key.  Running the other direction would help.  Other places in Proverbs suggest righteousness (11:6), an upright mouth (12:6) and the discipline of a parent.  Paul makes a suggestion,
(Ephesians 6:16 KJV)  Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
So?  Walk in faith which means in righteousness.  Deliverance is at hand. 

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