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.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

A Bag Full of Worries

(Proverbs 24:19 KJV)  Fret not thyself because of evil men, neither be thou envious at the wicked;

I think we have a tendency to “fret” (2734) over a lot more than “evil men” (evildoers NASB) (7489).  As I look back over the past month I see concerns about our new grandchild, the unknown of flying to a foreign country, car problems, the labyrinth of renewing medications, taxes, centipedes in the driveway and wasps in the kitchen and the list goes on.  We always seem to find a bag full of worries.

We are told to fret not.  Fretting is grounded in a lack of trust in God’s providence.  Maybe you don’t have this problem.  It seems to me I have met a few people who are so in tune with Jesus that they never worry.  My conviction is that they either have short memories or are so naive they never understand the situations facing them.  I could be wrong.

So?  Start your day with some thanksgiving.  Remind yourself of all the things you have worried about for no reason.  Fret not.

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