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.

Saturday, January 11, 2020

A Break or an Excuse

(Pro 11:17 KJV) The merciful man doeth good to his own soul: but he that is cruel troubleth his own flesh.

How is your self image?  I am not talking about arrogance or conceit.  I mean do you accept the fact that you are a child of God, created in His image and that Jesus died for you.  If you have repented and trusted then that should be a starting point for you.  You may be one of those people who never makes mistakes.  If so then ignore what I am saying but most of us tend to get down on ourselves when we shouldn’t.

Maybe I am speaking just for myself.  Maybe I am the only one, but I have some real insecurities.  It always amazes me when people act like they enjoy having a conversation with me.  One of my self improvement projects involves not always assuming that I am the problem when it is obvious I am not.  I am the problem often enough that I don’t really need to exaggerate my powers.

So?  Walk that fine line between giving yourself a break and giving yourself an excuse.  The Holy Spirit will help you. 

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