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, October 3, 2019

Dealing with Raw Oats

(Pro 3:2 KJV) For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

This is a promise that speaks to me today.  I was ambushed this morning by some doom and gloom about the deep state and how they were controlling the weather and it seemed there was no hope.  Woe is me.  Then I read Proverbs 3 and the rock came up to meet my feet.  The rock is not just a big boulder but the foundation of creation.

The important thing to include is that this is not an empty promise without context.  You need to read around it and absorb the magic ingredients.  Raw oats are a the promise of nutrition but it is an empty promise if they are not prepared.  Oats require some kind of milling, a liquid to cook them in, a fire to heat the mixture and ideally a bit of salt and some sweetener.  God’s promises are often like that.

So?  It is a day to rejoice and a day to prepare for the next day’s rejoicing. 

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