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.

Monday, November 16, 2020

One Click Away

(Pro 16:30 KJV) He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

In this verse we have two of the monkeys, you know the “See no evil, hear no evil...” bunch.  The translations of the KJV and NASB are a bit different but they hit the same two problems.  Our eyes can get us into trouble.  In our modern internet culture evil is often only one click away.  Our eyes are constantly attracted by cleverly designed candy.  A lot of money goes into research for the graphics and even the location on the page.  Add to that a general knowledge of human habits and weaknesses and you have traps everywhere.  

So?  It is almost impossible to avoid electronic media.  Maybe we should take a lesson from martial arts from fencing to the latest import from Asia, build the right habits and automatic responses by practice and discipline.  You might not be able to stop the first glance but you control the next focal point. 

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