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.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Want or Need

(Pro 13:4 KJV) The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.

Which is more common, getting what we want or getting what we deserve?  One old saying that has always bothered me it “People get the kind of government that they deserve”.  Another that is frightening is,
(Rom 3:23 KJV) For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
and when you put that together with,
(Rom 6:23 KJV) For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
it can become panic time.  This verse offers some reassurance.

God looks at our heart and ends up giving us what we really need.

So?  Actions are important but will never replace the condition of the inner man.  Sometimes that condition is automatic.  Sometimes it requires focus and discipline. 

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