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 22, 2019

Salvation or Salvage

(Pro 22:15 KJV) Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

There are times when reading the Bible should make you squirm.  That is because the word of God sets up dissonance in the siren song of our culture.  Our culture says, “Don’t worry.  Be happy.”  God tells us,
(Pro 9:10 KJV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
Our culture says, “Love means never having to say you are sorry.”  The Bible talks about repentance and confession. 

The differences also run into the area of raising your children.  No, children are not fountains of wisdom.  Their literal understanding may cut through all the smoke screens we like to put up but in their hearts they are fools.

So?  Children are fools.  Many adults are also fools because other adults have never pointed that out to them.  We need to be molding the next generation for salvation not the salvage yard. 

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