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.

Thursday, December 16, 2021


(Pro 16:20 KJV)  He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

This is a great verse but it is richer when you consider the context and the questions it answers.  If you look back over the preceding verses you see reference to arrogance, priorities and prosperity.  I ask myself, “How do I know if I am arrogant?”  Often we ignore the quality when everyone around us sees it.  Conversely, arrogance is often a pejorative term used to describe someone who is keyed into truth and following God’s directions.

I remember one time a man in the church came to me to talk about my arrogance.  He was not accusing me of it but he had heard others commenting.  We spent a positive and constructive time reviewing who had made the accusation, what they felt I was arrogant about and what was the Biblical basis for our positions.  Notice the key in this verse to finding out if you are arrogant or not:  the “word” (1697).  After considering the situation and what the Bible said he concluded that I was not being arrogant, just Biblical.

So?  It is not always easy or comforting to be the one who stands up for the standards of the Bible.  We expect that in public but are often surprised when it happens in the church.  Don’t stick to your guns, stick to the word.

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