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, December 26, 2020

Fire Alarm

(Pro 26:21 KJV) As coals are to burning coals, and wood to fire; so is a contentious man to kindle strife.

What do you “kindle” (2787)?  In our modern world we are used to lighting a fire with a match and a gas log.  Whoof.  It is done.  It doesn’t work that way in the Solomon world.  If you have ever tried to start a fire while camping you know what a challenge it can be.  You need to start with small, dry pieces of wood.  That is why it is called “kindling”.  When it starts to char and turn black you know you are close.  The actual flame may come as a surprise.

Some people may be able to cause trouble with a word but most of the time it is the result of a consistent picking and stirring.

So?  If your intent is dissension then you don’t need to be reading Proverbs and you will probably have a special place reserved for you in Hell.  If you desire is to glorify God and build up His people then examine your speech patterns and make adjustments. 

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