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, July 31, 2021


(Pro 31:18 KJV)  She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

Some of us would consider leaving the “candle" (lamp NASB) (5216) on all night wasteful.  It is certainly something that the poor of that day could not afford to do.  I would imagine that many of them went to bed at sundown and rose at dawn for that reason.  So we can assume that God has blessed this woman and her family for being focused and hard working.

I don’t know about you but I don’t leave a lamp on at night.  In my house there are enough computers and other devices that have power lights that I find I can make my way without stumbling over the big stuff.  Picture a world of almost total darkness.  A bit of light can make a big difference.  We can look at this metaphorically and think about the things in our life that can supply this kind of light.  It might be the music we habitually listen to.  It could be a poster on the wall or photographs on our desk.  

So?  Consider finding a spiritual night light.  When I am in my early morning time of thanksgiving and praise I like to look around the room and find the memories tied to different objects.  It helps to remind me of all the blessings God has given.

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