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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Long Term Investments

(Pro 8:25 KJV) Before the mountains were settled, before the hills was I brought forth:

I have an ongoing debate with a friend about something called dispensationalism.  It is an interesting conversation that forces me to think about what I believe and why I believe it.  I went to a website that he uses for reference and looked around a bit.  One of the things that I found was a claim that the Christian church had been missing this important insight that they had.  This new idea changed everything.  That is my paraphrase but I think it is honest.

Someone older and wiser once said that if it is new it probably isn’t true and if it is true, it probably isn’t new.  That again is a paraphrase.  It is a good bit of advice.  That is double true when it comes to theology or understanding in the Bible.  There are no great new truths to be uncovered.  We can be reminded, renewed and redirected but not given a whole new message.

So?  Don’t waste a lot of time with popular new gurus.  Invest in that which has been around for the ages.  It will still be there tomorrow. 

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