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.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Long Term Investment

(Pro 21:21 KJV) He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.

We are to live upright and holy lives.  This points out that “righteousness” (6666) does not exist in a vacuum nor stand alone.  Here it points out that in addition there is “life” (2416 in KJV and 2425b in NASB) and “honor” (3519b). 

I believe that living God’s way is the only way to know everything that this physical world has to offer.  Righteousness drives away depressions and despondency.  It liberates our minds so that we can see all the beauty and opportunity around us.  It gives us a perspective of trust that allows us to anticipate tomorrow. 

So?  We don’t just believe it, we live it.  Sure we wonder what is going to happen with the economy and have concerns about rogue states having nuclear weapons but that is tempered with a life invested in the eternal not just glued to the temporary.