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.

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Simple Steps

(Pro 4:23 KJV)  Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.

As I write I am struggling with the residual effects of a deep cold.  It looks like it will take an extended time to clean out.  I always wonder where I got it or from whom.  You can never answer those kind of questions.  What I do accept is that if I had just washed my hands one more time or not gone shopping that day or stayed home from church that Sunday, I would not have gotten sick.  At least not that time.

I also accept that my general health is a result of my guardian angel being on control and the times when he says, “All right, be that way.”  Those are the times he refuses to shield me from my own failure to “keep” (watch NASB) (5341).  Most people accept such things as eating right, getting enough exercise and enough sleep as foundations to solid health.  Those all require some buy in by the individual.  The same applies to our spiritual lives.

So?  Balanced diet, adequate exercise and sleep have spiritual applications.  If we can accept them for our physical health, why not for our spiritual condition? 

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