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.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Get Your House in Order

(Pro 9:7 KJV) He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

I generally write these thoughts on Proverbs a month ahead of time and try to keep a week ahead in my posting.  By the time this is posted in February we are going to see a lot of changes take place in our country.  There have been many voices calling God’s people to prayer.  We are in troubling times and if you have been paying attention, many of the politicians seem to get special joy out of shutting down churches.  We have been called all kinds of names by people who attend churches, or used to.  We have tried to speak to people.  They have not listened.  In fact this verse points out that it is impossible to speak to people who refuse to listen.

That is political.  Getting beyond politics the question is focused on us.  We can’t do much to change the hearts of those who reject truth.  That is the job of the Holy Spirit.  All we can really do is be available to that same Holy Spirit to give a verbal witness and a non-verbal example as He leads and prods.

So?  In this time of chaos, get your own house in order.  That does not mean bury you head and ignore the demands of our society.  It means that we need to make sure that we are listening, paying attention.  It means that we are saturating ourselves in the word so that we will be able to recognize the truth when it is presented.  Along with that is the ability to recognize the lie when it rears its ugly head.

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