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.

Tuesday, October 6, 2020


(Pro 6:1 KJV) My son, if thou be surety for thy friend, if thou hast stricken thy hand with a stranger,

Today I began reading toward the end of the chapter and looped around to verse one.  What struck me was how Solomon was going down a list of behaviors that can ruin your life.  I started reading about adultery and then looped back to misuse of credit.  There are so many things that we can do that seem gratifying at the moment.  We can talk ourselves into them.  We can know that they are not usually a good idea but manage to convince ourselves that we are smarter than the average bear and we are different.

It doesn’t work that way.  We may be smarter but that does not mean we are smart enough.  I remember a three year old that would come into Sunday School, run across the room, yell, “Spiderman” and throw himself against the wall.  He did this week after week.  I noticed right away that week after week he fell off the wall.  I don’t remember how long it took for him to realize it wasn’t going to work for him.

So?  Common sense requires a knowledge of life and eternity.  We have the resources.  We have been warned.  Application is necessary for best results.  Actually it is necessary for any results. 

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