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, April 7, 2020

Planning to Fall

(Pro 7:9 KJV) In the twilight, in the evening, in the black and dark night:

For most of us the times listed in this verse are our times of most vulnerability.  We are tired and unfocused.  If there is a part of the day when we are least attentive, these qualify.  This is when the young man in question is moving toward tragedy.  He is moving step by step.  He has plenty of opportunity to change or withdraw, but onward he goes.

So?  Most of our great sins were seen a long way off.  They are the ones that are harder to have forgiven because they were not moments of weakness but the result of planning and choice.  The time to avoid sin is when it first occurs to us. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Amen. I do a lot of praying about thoughts and attitudes anymore.

Pumice said...

I know I don't have a big wish list to present.

Grace and peace