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, August 15, 2019

Corrected Walking

(Pro 15:10 KJV) Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

With a nod to the fact that this is an Old Testament statement it still seems to be a reminder that people who are walking on “the way” (734) have the ability to “forsake” (5800a) it.  The concept is used all through Proverbs and the Old Testament.  You also find it in the New Testament in spite of those who deny it. 

We stand before God in a walk.  We are not statues touched by Midas.  We are living beings redeemed by our trust in the sacrifice that Jesus made for us.  It is a journey and anyone on a journey can decide to go a different route or to a different destination.  Even people riding airplanes can leave the airport different ways or get on another flight.  God does not reject us.  We reject Him.  We do it by our disobedience and refusal to listen.

So?  It does not have to happen.  People do not “lose” their salvation.  They throw it away.  Keep active and He will strengthen your grip. 


Gorges Smythe said...

You know me, I believe(and there's scripture for THAT too) that if you can throw it away, you never had it in the first place, you were just "religious."

Pumice said...

Of course there are also frequent verses talking about God having wings as well as hands and eyes. Yet we still understand that He is spirit. I can't wait to see your face in the New Jerusalem Chick-Fil-a when you find out I am right.

Grace and peace