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, September 2, 2020

Follow Through

(Pro 2:3 KJV) Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

Is this a two step process or a call to perseverance?  My first response is on process but as I look a little deeper at the words I am leaning toward perseverance.  In both parts of the verse there is a call for us to actively seek results.  There is a burden on us to discern wisdom.

One of the paradoxes we find in scripture is the juxtaposition of the sovereignty of God and the free will of man.  If we don’t have the second then our response seems kind of empty to me.  If we don’t have the first then there is nothing worth responding to.  God has put us on the tight rope.  He has also given us one of those long poles that make it possible to balance.  He then shoves us off and says, “Walk.”

So?  Ask, seek, knock, find.  It is one of those promises that makes grace a living proposition instead of a miracle pill.

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