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, November 14, 2020

Not Always Obvious

(Pro 14:11 KJV) The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

This is a prophecy that is easy to dispute.  We all know people living in blatant and unashamed defiance of God who seem to be doing very well.  We also know people who are obviously living upright lives that are struggling.  It is easy for us to fall victim to appearances, and I say that without apologizing for rationalization.  

What you see is not always what you get.  I know of times when I take a big bite of an apple and immediately realize that I did not inspect if carefully enough.  We have all had a big, juicy slice of watermelon that has as much flavor as unsalted tofu.  Careful cooks will crack their eggs one at a time in a separate bowl.  This applies double for people around you.

So?  Don’t believe everything you see.  Don’t assume that inner turmoil will show.  Walk in faith and righteousness.  It is the only assurance.