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, January 9, 2021

Time to leave

(Pro 9:6 KJV) Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

“Forsake” (5800a) means to repent.  Behind that is the idea of abandoning something, walking away from it, leaving it where it is.  We think of delinquent fathers forsaking their children.  It means taking your hands off and going another way.  When it comes to your family that is a move of selfish sin.  When it comes to sin, it is a step of supreme wisdom.

Most people are concerned about the direction the country is going.  The problem with that is that they cannot agree on which direction it should be going.  It is a giant tug of war because most of them are ignoring the real need.  We need to forsake the sin in our lives.  We need to abandon the habits and investments we have that drag us down.  As I have said before, people like to quote

(2Ch 7:14 KJV) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
They also like to edit out that part that has us turning from our wicked ways.

So?  Pray for your country.  While you are at it examine your own life and ask what needs to change at home. 

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