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 17, 2020

Potato Chip Sin

(Pro 17:14 KJV) The beginning of strife is as when one letteth out water: therefore leave off contention, before it be meddled with.

Remember the potato chip commercial that said, “I bet you can’t eat just one.”  Since there is no time limit it is a good bet.  You might eat one and have another six months later and they could say, “See.  I told you so.”  But I don’t think that is what they were talking about.  There are many things in life that we have a hard time resisting.  Here the emphasis is on anger and the things that go with it like resentment and revenge.  

The principle applies to other areas of life.  We all have weaknesses and bad habits.  We know that the biggest weakness is that first violation.  After that we have a good excuse to keep going.

So?  Don’t let down your guard when it comes to your weakness.  I make it a habit not to go down the aisle with all the salty snacks.  The cookie section is no problem but keep me away from the chips.  If that isn’t enough warning then think about how everyone else in your family will indulge if you bring some home. 

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