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.

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

The Crown

(Pro 16:31 KJV) The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness.

Our culture has bestowed the crown of wisdom on the young.  It has been years since I have been forced to watch TV but one of the things I don’t think has changed is the constant theme that children are wiser than their parents, especially their fathers.  I can remember when we were told to not trust anyone under 30.  I remember one youth pastor telling us that we could not be involved in our son’s activities unless he gave permission.  All of that is one reason we see our society in such crisis.

We limited TV and screened the children’s books in our home.  We did not let our son get involved in a youth department staffed by singles and divorced people but banned parents.  The most important ingredient in this formula though is at the end of the verse, “righteousness” (6666).  That has been our goal.

So?  So far it has worked out for us.  I am not so cocky as to assume I have the answers or that everything is based on one ingredient but the repeated call to upright living cannot be ignored. 

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