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, August 18, 2020

Bucket List

(Pro 18:1 KJV) Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.

Is there a problem with “desire” (8378)?  I guess the answer would be that it depends on what you want and why you want it.  Don’t you hate it when people say, “It depends”?  Yet that is part of so many answers in life.  Take an example from Grandpa’s Diary.  When the precious toddler is sitting in her high chair she is often willing to eat oatmeal.  The problem I had was the existence of grapes.  She had a mild desire for the oatmeal and a wild desire for the grapes.  Since both are healthy, it is a matter of discipline.  But suppose there was a bowl of ice cream on the counter and she only had eyes for that? 

Or take our cat.  Actually it is my daughter’s cat but we are cat sitting.  If she is indoors, she wants out.  As soon as I let her out she is crying at the door to get in.  Many times if I open the door she will roll over and try to look cute.  She has some real confusion with her desires.

So?  Go ahead and make a bucket list.  Then go over it with God’s priorities in mind.  I am guessing there will be a few changes made. 

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