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, June 23, 2018


(Proverbs 23:29 KJV)  Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?

It is interesting that this verse is between adultery and drunkenness.  To which is it referring?  My first reaction is that it describes a drunk, but on reflection I can see it also describing the destructive power of sexual sin.  I would be willing to say that in the long run this is a description of the results of most types of sin.

Look at the world around you.  There is a lot of misery and suffering.  How much of it would you say is the result of righteousness and following the commandments of God?  You might see the self righteous fool claiming that the destruction they have caused was according to God’s will, such as the Spanish Inquisition, but when you peel away the layers you find that it is the arrogance of the “servant” that actually causes the pain.

So?  The blessings of obedience start right after your next decision.  They may extend into eternity and have divine blessings attached but it is also very real in this world. 

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