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, October 5, 2021


(Pro 5:12 KJV)  And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;

This is one of the places in Proverbs where you need to consider the immediate context.  We are so used to Solomon lecturing his son and giving advice to young people that we might miss that here the previous verse says, “and thou mourn at the last....”  The implication to me is that here is a soul that has grown old in rebellion and ignoring God’s instruction and all he can say is, “I hated being told what to do.”

Is it too late for repentance?  Not in principle.  It is a reality that it is almost never too late for repentance.  In practice it becomes a different thing.  Are you one of those people who have become used to rolling stops when the sign means to cease motion?  Are you one of those who never looks at your speedometer?  When you are half way across the intersection or come around the corner and see the cop it will be too late.

So?  Walking straight requires attention.  It requires an attitude of obedience.  I plan on continuing to work on it even though I realize I am saved by grace. 

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