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.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Look Out

(Pro 7:6 KJV) For at the window of my house I looked through my casement,

I wonder if this picture is studied or accidental.  It doesn’t tell us if the observer has been standing there a long time looking for something specific.  He could have just glanced out and seen one young man who stood out.  I imagine in life we will run into both.

It is good for us to look around us and be observant.  When I read about people who are attacked or have problems it is amazing how often it is a result of being someplace they should have avoided.  I live in Texas.  We have quite a bug population including scorpions.  Scorpions like to sit in out of the way places.  Scorpions sting.  Stings hurt.  So I make it a practice not to pick up boxes in corners without looking.

Sometimes we need to simply be paying attention and we will see things.  I don’t usually have any problem running into deer while I am walking across the yard.  It does not take much for us to avoid each other.

So?  Be alert and keep you brain in gear.  God promises to guard us but it is amazing how often we are told to be alert in spite of that.  He never promised to make all doors open in the direction we are going.