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, January 1, 2022

A Different Focus for Resolutions

(Pro 1:22 KJV)  How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?

The opening verses of Proverbs give a litany of reasons why you would seek wisdom.  It is an impressive list.  According to this verse it would appear that many are not willing to follow the reasoning of the preamble.  We are surrounded by people who do not love wisdom but instead prefer their own self-centered passions and priorities.  It does not matter that it will destroy them and everyone they claim to love.  Wisdom, based on a fear of God, gets in the way of being their own gods.

I think we all struggle with this at times.  That is why it is so important to spend time each day refreshing our memory about the attributes of God and the power of Providence.  I guess you can fight it but it doesn’t take much study to see you won’t win in any form.

So?  Recognize the sin around you.  Seek to be regenerated away from the sin that might still be in you.  Go for wisdom.  Since this will be posted at the beginning of the year think of it as a New Life’s Resolution.

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