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, October 10, 2020

Not Hide and Hope

(Pro 10:27 KJV) The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

This is a good day to be reminded of the “fear” (3374) of the Lord.  As I write we are looking at violence in the streets and the potential for all kinds of cheating in the coming election.  It is very discouraging to be living in interesting times.  It is also very easy to lose the foundation that puts things in perspective.

There are so many things that I can do nothing about.  There are some things I can do.  In all of them I need to remember whom I fear.  I do not fear political chaos.  I do not fear the forces of evil all around us.  I remember that the liberty I know is a blip in history.  I grab hold of my foundation, my fear of Almighty God.  With a firm grip on that I face the day and get on with life.

So?  Does that mean I hide and hope?  No it means I live an upright life and walk in righteousness.  It means I influence the world I touch and trust in the promises of God.  Forward.

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