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.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Walk, Don’t Run

(Pro 14:7 KJV)  Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.

What does it mean to “go from” (leave NASB) (1980)?  We are often in situations where we have little freedom of movement.  It could be short term or long term.  The long term, permanent connections can often not be changed.  Relatives are hard to walk away from.  In some cases you cannot quit your job and the church you are at may not have anything close in the area.  As I look at the definitions of “leave” they all seem to be some form of walking, no running.  This speaks to me of doing what I can in the basic, simple acts of life to distance myself from those who tend to drag us down.

There are passive ways in which we can improve our atmosphere.  We can stop initiating contacts.  We can make choices when they are offered instead of saying, “I don’t care.”  We can offer options when prompted.  The recommendation is to keep moving in the right direction.

So?  It all starts with admitting to ourselves that there are some people and groups that are not good for our spiritual lives.  It continues with that statement that talks about having the wisdom to know the difference between what we can change and what we can’t. 

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