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, January 19, 2018

Slow Boil

(Proverbs 19:2 KJV)  Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.

There is a note of hope in these words.  It implies that the “knowledge” (1847) to live a life of righteousness is available.  It implies that patience and caution are two of the ingredients needed in the mix. 

There is also a note of frustration.  It points out that many of us will be in too big a hurry to really gain the foundation to live the life we think we want.  Instead we will get the life we are willing to invest in.  We laugh at the prayer, “Lord give me patience, and I want it now.”  Yet we live our lives that way.

So?  Part of accepting the sovereignty of God and walking in faith means developing a sense of patience.  When the water is boiling over and running across the stove, hurry.  When you are waiting for it to boil it doesn’t do any good to stand there with a spoon. 

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