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, September 4, 2021

Hump Warning

(Pro 4:11 KJV)  I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.

The thing we read over and over again in Proverbs is to do what you are told.  Words are being shared and we are to listen and apply.  That is good as far as it goes but what if your father is a man of few words?  I can’t remember my father sitting around sharing all his wisdom.  What I do remember is watching how he “led” (1869) by example.  Consider that in my entire life I never heard my father curse, swear or take the name of the Lord in vain.  He was in construction and people who paid him for a job could be sure that it was done right.

One of my frustrations in our current house is that the person who built it did not pay attention to detail.  I was building some shelves for the garage and had to redo them because it never occurred to me that the floor would not be level.  I did not expect the big hump along the wall.  

So?  We are to be leaders.  We are to not just avoid moral shortcuts but make them anathema in our lives.  We need to realize that there are people who may stumble permanently because they saw us cutting corners.  No pressure or anything but the results are eternal. 

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