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, April 9, 2020

Are You Hearing Voices?

(Pro 9:15 KJV) To call passengers who go right on their ways:

Let’s assume for a moment that we are part of those who are trying to walk in righteousness.  That is the group referred to at the end of this verse.  Also assume that evil forces are trying to get us to listen to their sales pitch.  Should we?  I would say that we need to listen as long as it takes us to find out if they are a voice of righteousness or a voice of sin.

That is going to be different for each of us.  If you are well versed in scripture it might not take you long to pick up the twists of the lies.  It might even be necessary to listen longer because you are trying to understand them so you can defend against them.  Each of us is going to have to decide what we can handle.  I am trying to work through the Koran again because I want to understand Islam.  At the same time I quit reading a commentary on Isaiah that was written by a lock step Calvinist.  The difference is that the Koran is not being read for spiritual enlightenment and the commentary was.  I assume I can’t trust the Koran.  I can’t afford that in a commentary.

So?  We can’t shut the world out but we can filter what gets our attention.  Following the Living God means having a living brain. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I noticed that the Koran was full of half-truths, which is why it's believable to the uninformed.

Pumice said...

And I continue to find that people who have never read it try to tell me what it says.

Grace and peace