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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Harness Moments

(Proverbs 21:31 KJV)  The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the LORD.

This reminds me that there is nothing wrong with trying to be “prepared” (3559).  This word is used frequently in Proverbs.  Its most frequent NASB translation in Proverbs is “established”.  It is used of ants gathering food.  It is used of preparing for war.  It involves expecting there to be a tomorrow and making common sense choices to get ready for what is coming. 

As I write we face a primary election.  I need to be prepared.  It is a form of battle.  I will do my homework, vote and then trust the Lord to use the outcome.  The range of “battle” (4421) we face starts at washing our clothes and moves up from there.  As believers we are to plan in faith.

So?  I don’t know your battle today.  I probably don’t even know what mine will be but I know a few.  Part of trusting in the Lord is knowing that He will work out details we are not even aware of at this point. 

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