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.

Friday, October 16, 2020

For the Children

(Pro 16:29 KJV) A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.

I have always thought of the expectation to avoid violence to be for our benefit.  I am sure it is but turning the other cheek rather than flaring up is also important in the example it sets for others.  If we are the kind of person that flies off the handle frequently it is going to have an effect on the person watching us.  We are leading, but in the wrong direction.  And think of our children.  Here it mentions “neighbor” (7453) and that is certainly important, but what about the people in our own home or at church that are watching us.

So?  We are called to be examples.  It may effect our eternal destination but we need to be aware that it also will influence others. 

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