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.

Saturday, June 6, 2020

Fully Equipped

(Pro 6:32 KJV)  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

My thinking is geared to the actual sins Proverbs is talking about.  I am running into the same question while I am reading Ezekiel.  This chapter has a varied listing:  Co-signing on a loan, sloth, deceitful talk, winking (yes, winking), causing dissension, arrogance, murder, theft and of course adultery.  If that isn’t long enough for you I could read it again and probably pull out some more.

None of these sins are impossible for us to avoid.  In fact, most of them should be automatically avoided at this point in your life.  That is the result of a steady diet of Wisdom, or it should be.  If we avoid churches where the preaching leads to conviction because it lacks content then it may be we have missed a lot of other things besides an altar call.  If we never read the parts of the Bible that call us to repentance then we have been very limited in our reading.

So?  God calls us to do something He has equipped us to do:  Live an upright life. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Growing up, a wink was a common thing, especially when joking among friends. I developed the habit but eventually found that times had changed and that winks were often taken the wrong way, so I began to fight that habit. Maybe some folks always did take them the wrong way and, of course, some folks probably meant them other ways in the first place. Then I came across that verse and REALLY tried to break the habit. I don't wink anymore.

Pumice said...

Now we use LOL and those cute little happy face variations, whatever they are called.

Grace and peace