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.

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Away Fire

(Pro 26:20 KJV) Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.

We would like to think that the “wood” (6086) is the facts about our actions.  We live under the illusion that if we just live the right way then there will be nothing for people to attack.  I am not sure if I should say, “Dream on” or “Wake up and smell the roses.”  What is bursting into flames is the gossip and innuendo, not your behavior.  

In one sense there is little you can do about the problem.  It is their mind and mouth.  In reality you might be able to pick your associates more carefully.  

So?  You may not pick your family, you might have limited choice of whom you work with, but you are the one who decides on friends.