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, December 10, 2020

Batting Practice

(Pro 10:29 KJV) The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

The Bible has a lot of different terms for people who follow the living God.  Righteous, blameless and saints are some of the words.  Here it is “upright” (8537).  One of the ideas behind “upright” is that direction is important.  I vaguely remember from my days of childhood how someone told me there was a right way and a wrong way to hold a baseball bat.  It had to do with the label engraved on the wood.  According to this ghost of my past it made a difference which way the label faced.  I was told to have it on top when the bat was held out in front of me.  It had to do with the grain of the wood and physics.

Can you get a base hit if you don’t have an upright label?  I am sure you can because most people ignore it.  Can you fail?  Yes.  How many times has a broken bat robbed the baseball of just enough energy that it never made it out of the infield instead of being a home run?  No one will know, but the point is being upright adds strength and dependability to your swings.

So?  Keep your focus on the things above.  It will improve your lifetime batting average. 

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