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.

Friday, February 19, 2021

Go for the Good

(Pro 19:8 KJV) He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.

Often people are open to what is “good” (2896b).  The problem we have is defining or explaining what is good.  It would seem that such a process would be easy, but not so.  There are some things that everyone can agree with, at least for now.  Most people would agree that it is not good to push granny out in front of a bus.  After you move beyond that things get murky.  It used to be that adultery was not good.  Now it seems that if you are cheating on your spouse because they are not sensitive, all is good.  At one time people agreed that telling the truth was the right thing to do.  Now it only applies when it advances your political goals.

As believers we have lots of clear indications about what is good.  You can start with the Ten Commandments.  You can read the Sermon on the Mount.  You can refer to formulas like,

(Mic 6:8 KJV) He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Of course that requires you do to some studying to find out what justice is according to God.

So?  Go for the good.  It is there.  It can be achieved.  It is not automatic. 

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