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, August 24, 2021


(Pro 24:16 KJV)  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

Law or principle?  That is not a question to avoid the issue.  It is real.  Some of the teachings of the Bible are hard and fast rules.  For examples you can start with the Ten Commandments.  Other statements need to be understood as principles.  If you get that mixed up then you think that the rule is you can stumble seven times for every one the wicked do.  It is like Peter being told he had to forgive seven times seventy.  That did not mean 490 times.  It meant keep forgiving.

The same it true here.  It is a reminder that we have a resource unavailable to evil neighbors.  We have the endless strength, power and creativity of the Holy Spirit.  That is why Paul wrote,

(2Co 4:8-9 KJV)  We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;  Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;
So?  Stop counting and start living.  Life happens and sometimes that means stubbed toes. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Hard and fast rules? You mean the NINE Commandments.

Pumice said...

For anyone who may have missed it he means that the Sabbath is on Saturday, not Sunday.

Grace and peace