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.

Friday, November 6, 2020

It’s Just a Simple Job

(Pro 6:2 KJV) Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

One piece of advice they gave us in the Army was to never volunteer.  One of the reasons for that was you never really knew what you were volunteering for.  You could never get the information you needed to determine if this would be an exception to the rule.  How do you tell when it is okay to join, support, get involved or pledge yourself?  You have heard the advice, “Know thyself.”  A corollary of that is “Know the other guy.”

The context here is dealing with both friends and strangers.  I remember one time my brother asked me to help him unload a couple of awkward pieces of furniture when he was helping his daughter move.  I was good for that.  Hours later the entire truck was empty, my hands refused to open and his family had sat and watched us do the whole thing.  Next time he called I did not answer the phone.

So?  Really be careful in your involvements.  They can drag you down and ruin your whole day. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Can't say that I blame you, though I would probably have read them the riot act as soon as I realized their plan.

Pumice said...

It unfolded one piece at a time.

Grace and peace