(Proverbs 3:27 KJV) Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
In this verse we switch from concern about the actions of others to a reminder of the kind of actions we should be taking. In a sense it is from the passive to the active, from the receiving to the giving. This is a reminder that I need. I regularly reach out to the reassurances that God has given. I trust. I work on fretting not. That is all good.
I need to also get active in being an active positive force, not just a passive pocket of the positive. God called us to be salt, not baking soda or vinegar. Both have a quality that they can absorb bad odors. You may have heard about putting an open box of baking soda in the refrigerator to neutralize offensive smells. You can do the same thing with an open pan of vinegar. Salt, on the other hand, when left on the shelf does little besides absorb moisture and get hard.
So? This is difficult for me because I am an introvert. I prefer alone time to mediate and think. That is well and good but God wants me to be contributing to the world around me. I believe there was a book with a title something like Out of the Salt Shaker and into the World.
Monday, December 3, 2018
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