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, December 20, 2021


(Pro 20:1 KJV)  Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.

It is easy to get distracted by the example being used here.  The misuse of alcohol is something that everyone can agree is not good.  I phrase it that way because there are so many who are defensive about their drinking and another block that see booze as undiluted evil.  I tend to be in the latter group.  Don’t get distracted by the concrete example.  Look to the principle that is expressed in “intoxicated” (7686).  The word picture in this word has to do with the staggering drunk, weaving his way down the street.  It means to stray.  It is a common problem we have and we miss the point if we confine ourselves to getting drunk.

We are called to live righteous lives.  There are many ways of contrasting righteousness with sin.  You can have upright as opposed to crooked.  You can have the KJV word I love, froward, as opposed to pure.  The point being made here is that there are many choices and actions in life that can drag us off the path God wants us to follow.

So?  Read the signs.  Follow the directions.  Stay in the right lane.  Of course that assumes that your destination is eternal life.  As usual, the choice is yours.

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