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.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Beyond the Headlines

(Proverbs 15:28 KJV)  The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.

I have found that a time of daily worship is necessary for me and it needs to be in my morning.  How else can I keep from going off half cocked and full of myself.  I like both translations, the “ponders” (1897) of the NASB and the “studieth” of the KJV.  To the world this would simply have the idea of pausing, counting to ten and picking our words before we respond.  What we see is that we are to turn our focus to the word of God and listen with our inner ear for the direction of the Holy Spirit. 

We face a lot of barriers to a victorious life.  I find that I can’t trust the headlines and need to keep looking behind what is being blared for the real facts.  In that process I also need to keep looking to the reminders that God moves in mysterious ways and my days are in His hands

So?  It doesn’t improve the stock market or stop the saber rattling.  It does remind me that God has seen it all before and is still in charge.

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