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, May 5, 2019

Beyond the Fun

(Proverbs 5:12 KJV)  And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

It is a challenge to remain a learner and be open to ideas and standards that we may not find easy.  One of the simple truths that does not apply to all cases is that we learn better when we are having fun.  Like all simple truths that does not apply beyond the basic things that give immediate gratification.  While it may be fun to learn cuss words in Spanish it won’t help you when you need to discuss how to repair a broken air conditioner.  Children learn to speak as their parents speak.  That comes naturally.  If they are from a poor family then they will probably need to exert a bit more effort into speaking at a higher level.  Eventually learning discovers resistance and that is where the real learning takes place. 

So?  The Ten Commandments are basic and black and white.  How to apply them in a world of grey’s is a bit more problematic.  Throw in color and you are in a different world.  It can be done but requires focus. 

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