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.

Monday, September 20, 2021

Do I Fix the Broken Drawer?

(Pro 20:24 KJV)  Man's goings are of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

The second part of this verse presents a very real issue with people who believe in the Omnipotent God of the Bible.  The question is asked in different ways.  Recently I was involved in a discussion about prayer.  One of the guys in the group was discouraged because he felt like God had ignored his prayer concern.  Most of us can understand that.  My input was the confusion on the purpose of prayer.  If God is all the omni’s, omnipotent and so forth, and knows what is going to happen, what is the point of my petition?  He knows what I need.  He knows what I want.  He knows what He is going to do.  

Do you feel that question in this verse?  So often I have decisions to make.  I want to do things God’s way.  Many times the options are clear.  For instance if I have a bill I don’t have the money to pay I know that God’s will is not to rob a bank.  What about the choice between going to the church work day or fixing something broken at home?  Both are needed and important.

So?  If you have questions at times, I am not sure I have the answer for you.  What I can assure you of is that God is not hiding the difficulty and we all experience it.  Isn’t it sometimes frustrating serving a living God who created us in His image?

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