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.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Start at Home

(Proverbs 27:23 KJV)  Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.

This is a principle of stewardship.  Most of us will need to accept the pastoral setting as figurative.  The principle is that we are to mind our own business not the business of everyone else.  Picture being invited to someone’s house for dinner.  You surprise them by showing up a bit early and explain that you just wanted to make sure that their furniture was arranged properly.  Then imagine that you start moving lamps and couches to the places they should be.  Then imagine being uninvited for dinner.

It may sound silly but it would be even sillier if your house was a total mess.  One of the questions I have for people giving advice on how to raise children is, “How many children do you have?”  Another one I would ask if I had the courage is, “And how have they turned out?”  I think of pastors who have children who are a total mess.  I think of one who was very “successful” and none of his children are serving the Lord. 

So?  Focus on getting your own house in order.  I hesitate to say that since I am not sure mine is ready for showing. 


Gorges Smythe said...

One thing I've noticed in recent years is a rapidly growing trend for most people to demand to run other people's lives. Some things are minor, but it can be seen in the extreme in road rage and Antifa.

Pumice said...

That is the whole point for elites and socialists of both parties.

Grace and peace