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, December 1, 2021

Cinnamon Choices

(Pro 1:10 KJV)  My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

Each month begins with Proverbs chapter 1.  It is loaded.  One of the points it makes is that our lives are full of  choices.  We make them moment by moment.  Some are less than earth shaking.  This morning I decided to put cinnamon on my oatmeal again.  It didn’t change my life in spite of the articles I have read about the therapeutic benefits of the spice.  Later I will decide if I am going to walk or not.  If you think about it we constantly make exercise of our will and preferences.

Some of out choices are moral.  Some are significant in other areas.  One of the details I see in the Bible is the matter of free will, our “consent” (14).  Behaviorists tell us everything is a combination of heredity and environment.  Hard core Calvinists tell us that it is all grace.  My Bible says I make choices.  This word does not just mean mouthing the word “yes”.  It means to be willing, to desire.

So?  As we begin a new month, what is the desire of your heart?  Is it to grow in grace, to please you Maker?  Is it just to get by and squeeze through the pearly gates by the skin of your teeth?  Choose wisely because you might have a tooth ache on judgement day. 

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