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, November 24, 2020

Sweet Dreams

(Pro 24:11 KJV) If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

As I write we are days away from a general election and the people of America are on edge.  We have witnessed violence and we are promised more violence.  As I post this we will know how those prophecies worked out.  In the midst of all this we have a commission.  If we have placed our faith in Jesus Christ it is because of the truth we have found in the Bible and the way in which the Holy Spirit has applied that truth to our hearts.  In the midst of the chaos and potential chaos we have an assurance that is echoed throughout this chapter.  

The assurance we have applies both today and forever.  We have an inner sense of peace because we believe that God is working in His providence to bring about His will.  We are a part of that plan so we can rest and be blessed.  That is for today.  We also have the promise that  when it comes to the ultimate “death” (4194) we have nothing to fear.  We will be like the child being put on the airplane and told that our grandparents will meet us at the other end.

So?  This verse tells me we need to use the social state of anxiety to share with those around us why we are not fearful of the outcome.  We can “deliver” (5337) those who can’t sleep at night.  Tell them why you can.