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, April 23, 2021

The Edge of the Road

(Pro 23:27 KJV) For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit.

Keep in mind that there are many pits out there waiting for the unwary.  The “harlot” (2181) is just to make it spicy.  Most pits we fall into are plain vanilla.  I am not sure about the calorie content but I think you can get just as fat on vanilla ice cream as on chocolate chip.  Satan is subtle, patient and persistent.  He will watch us as long as it takes to find our pit.  

One solution is to stay on the sidewalk.  Years ago when I was out walking on vacation I found myself stumbling a lot.  I kept trying to walk next to the edge of the road and my foot would come down half way off.  On the city streets it is not recommended that you walk in the middle of the road but on the way of life it is a good idea.

So?  Again it requires us to pay attention, do some reading and keep our brain engaged.  God has promised to provide a way of escape from temptation.  He has not guaranteed that we will choose to take it.


Gorges Smythe said...

You're middle of the road analogy reminded me of a conversation I had with a coworker and fellow Christian years ago. I was telling him that I tended to gravitate toward the middle on most subjects, at least until I got all the facts, because that was usually where the truth lay. He chuckled and asked if In was one of those middle of the road Christians he'd heard about. I smiled and told him that some would consider me so, because there were sure enough crackpots at the ends of the spectrum.

Pumice said...

I would submit that being in the middle of the road is often not as important as being on the right road to start with. Too often liberals want to change the whole fact base and than call you out for being extreme. It occurs to me that since Jesus said the road and gate were narrow it is better to be in the middle.

Grace and peace