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.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Crash Course

(Pro 21:16 KJV) The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.

The “way” (1870) is a common translation of the roadmap of the spiritual life.  It’s literal meaning is road.  It can be figuratively used as “manner”.  It is a reminder that salvation is a journey, experienced by a living soul, that requires buy-in.  Too many people think salvation is like some of the kiddie rides where a child is put in something that looks like a cartoon vehicle with a phoney steering wheel.  A rail on the ground guides the child and keeps them from harm’s way.  You can watch them frantically turning the wheel as if it would really change anything.  I quit riding them when I went the entire ride without touching it and arrived just as safe as everyone else. 

That is not the “way (1870) of understanding (7919a).  That is a perversion.  God is not satisfied with automatons.  He wants saints who take up their cross daily and follow him.

So?  If you want a ride that resembles the Christian life then you need to watch the bumper cars.  Happy crashing. 

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