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 25, 2021

Stay on the Fairway

(Pro 25:28 KJV)  He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.

I remember when I first started to get into golf.  I had the newbie enthusiasm.  I would play anywhere and any time.  I checked out books at the library.  I even bought a few.  As my thinking caught up with my enthusiasm I realized that golf has its experts just like any other field and they were as unreliable as any other group of experts.  I remember reading two different pros as they talked about which was more important, power or accuracy.  One said swing as hard as you can and work on control later.  The other reversed the order.  The truth is, both are important.  That is what this verse is dealing with.

You may have built what could be called a fortress in your life.  It is a major accomplishment.  Then you end up leaving the gate open and the light on because you have no self control.  As Christians we rely on the Holy Spirit.  Part of what that means is He does the things that are mighty and awesome.  We work on discipline.  It is not good for our ego but important for our eternity.

So?  Focus on self control and discipline.  God will deal with governments, weather and the economy. 

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