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.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Fly Wise

(Pro 7:23 KJV)  Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

As I write we have a new year in front of us.  We make plans and set priorities.  Some have made resolutions.  We do so based on the information we have available to us but what if we are totally wrong?  What if things go the opposite of what we expect.  Are you planning a vacation in Hawaii this year?  You can’t figure in hurricanes, typhoons and tsunamis.  

The truth is that we don’t know if the economy will tank or recover.  All the experts are making their forecasts but they usually reflect their preconceived notions and political affiliation.  We can’t know what illness awaits us or an unexpected inheritance that might show up.  We are like the bird.

So?  The best way to prepare for the future is prepare for eternity.  That will give us the foundation we need to plan and adjust those plans on the fly, so to speak.  The bird in Proverbs is rushing ahead without wisdom.  We have the advantage. 

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