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, October 14, 2020

Going Up

(Pro 14:10 KJV) The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.

Sharing is wonderful.  It just isn’t always possible.  It might be a problem of timing.  We are not always with people we can share with.  It might be a problem of need to know.  I know that I don’t share every pain or happiness I experience.  That may be just me.  We are all different.  I would also assume that it might be good for us to keep our “bitterness” (4787a) to ourselves.  If we are healthy it will fade in time.  If it keeps festering it might be time to share it.

I am an introvert.  I find that sharing with the Lord is usually enough to get me through a hard time.  I find that if I spend time in worship and thanksgiving my view of life changes.  For instance think about the current fear over a virus.  We can join in the fear.  We can panic and worry.  We can also use it as an opportunity to share with people why we don’t fear and do it without being judgmental.  We can share what I Peter 3:15 calls “the hope that is in us”.

So?  Do you want to be one of those people who takes the downers of life and uses them to encourage others or do you want to drag others down with you.  You choice will effect your life and those around you.

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