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, November 3, 2021

Promises, Promises

(Pro 3:5-6 KJV)  Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

There is a reason that certain verses are quoted often.  They speak to great needs and great promises.  I had a discussion with a believer who claimed that the Old Testament was not meant for us.  He stated that all scripture is not of the same importance.  I agree with his words but not with his meaning.  It is obvious that the Old Testament was written to and for the Jews.  In the same way the Bill of Rights were written for Americans.  That does not mean that the truths embodied do not apply to others.  As far as importance, I agree that knowing how many men of warrior age were in the tribe of Naphtali (Numbers 1:43) is not on a level with knowing that “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23)  That does not mean I can ignore the largest portion of the Bible.  

So?  Read and reread the portions of the Bible that speak to you.  Make sure you read the rest so that you don’t become a cherry-picker who falls into heresy.

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