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.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

State Farm Agent

(Pro 6:3 KJV) Do this now, my son, and deliver thyself, when thou art come into the hand of thy friend; go, humble thyself, and make sure thy friend.

This is not necessarily a one-size-fits-all recommendation.  If you look at the previous verse it seems to indicate that you are in the present crisis because you have run your mouth off too much.  In other words, you dug the hole you are trapped in.  This is not offered as a solution to the totally unexpected tragedy that strikes at your family.  It is not about lightening strikes.  This is about congruence that comes from your efforts.

So?  Don’t use this verse to justify going to the President about his foreign policy.  It means we are to keep in contact with our neighbors and use that contact to build relationships, not so shoot them down.  I guess it means be a State Farm agent, “And like a good neighbor...”

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