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, December 4, 2021

Snooze Alarm

(Pro 4:1 KJV)  Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

We all have times when we don’t “attend” (give attention NASB) (7181).  There are sometimes legitimate reasons for this.  Back when I was still flying I would generally tune out the flight attendants as they showed me how to buckle a seat belt.  If I am calling in to a robot that wants to direct my call, after the third time I don’t need to listen to the canned directions.  When my wife is telling me what she did all day after I have listened to her tell her friends on the phone, I don’t need to focus too much.  I also tend to not listen when I don’t want to hear what is being said.

Do you want to hear what God is saying to you?  That seems rhetorical but I am not sure it is.  Many standards and expectations are clearly spelled out in the Bible and yet we still have people ignoring them.  Some of the best preaching I have heard, or at least I thought it was good, goes ignored by people who attend every Sunday.

So?  Sit up and pay attention when God is speaking.  That could mean putting your phone away during worship.  It could mean engaging your mind when you are reading.  It is a reminder directed at you and, unfortunately, me. 

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