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, February 24, 2019

Scripture Trance

(Proverbs 24:27 KJV)  Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

Today when I read this verse I had a bit of a shock.  My general pattern is to look at a verse in the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the day of the month.  Thus, chapter 24 on the 24th.  Since I would tend to focus on the same verses if I just picked my favorites, I force myself to work through a verse at a time with the freedom to diverge if something really jumps out at me.  Before that I read the entire chapter in what I assume is an attitude of attention and worship.   Which brings me to today.

I did not remember reading this verse.  I should have noticed it because it is one that has stood out to me before.  I fell into what might be called “scripture trance”.  It is like the times when you are driving and suddenly realize you have been driving in a trance instead of really paying attention.  I don’t like that when driving.  I don’t like that when reading the Bible. 

So?  I guess I need to find a way to follow the advice of this verse.  I need to better prepare the ground before I get down to business.  It is so easy to fall into the trance. 

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