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, April 13, 2020

Change Your Heart

(Pro 13:12 KJV) Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

I think I have been “heart” (3820) “sick” (2470) more than I want to admit.  This is a rearrangement of the word order in the translations but it just as applicable.  One of the words used to define this sickness is “weak”.  What happens when you don’t use your muscles?  They get weak and if our bodies get weak we are more susceptible to disease and injury.  The same is true of our spiritual lives.

This points out that we have a strong say in our spiritual condition.  Depressed?  Moody?  Angry?  Maybe it would help to concentrate on hope instead of slights.

So?  I need to focus on shaping up those parts of my mental and spiritual condition that I can influence.  It is probably more than I want to admit. 

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