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, April 20, 2019

Bursting Bubbles

(Proverbs 20:18 KJV)  Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.
One of the reasons we don’t seek advice from people wiser than ourselves is experience.  We have learned the hard way that wise people will not tell us what we want to hear.  How many of us would ask someone who understood finance if we should buy the fancy sports car when we either had no job or were working for minimum wage?  We don’t want to hear it.  I remember the last housing bubble.  People all across the country ended up losing their homes.  What is not usually pointed out is that they should not have bought the house in the first place.  Two people do not need 4,000 square feet in a gated community.

We don’t want to hear it.  We need to hear it. 

So?  Start with scripture if you can’t get anyone to listen.  In this chapter alone Solomon talks about alcohol, work, borrowing, cheating in business, and gossip.  Those are just the topics I was willing to hear.  If that isn’t enough then ask your mom. 

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