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, February 22, 2022

Heart Therapy

(Pro 22:15 KJV)  Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him.

This is a good verse for conspiracy theories.  “Foolishness” (200) is “bound” (7194) in your children’s hearts.  What gets to conspiracy level is the translation of “bound” that comes out as “conspired”.  When I read “bound” I think of something tied on with a piece of string.  This is more of a picture of being folded in like you are putting eggs in a recipe.  It does not just lie on top waiting to be removed.  It works its way in and dares you to dig it out.

It is like some forms of cancer.  If you get them early they can be removed.  If you wait too long they become so entrenched in the healthy tissue that surgery is impossible.  That is the heart of a child.  It is why we need to get on them early in training them up in the way they should go.

So?  After surgery there is chemo and radiation.  There is hope for our children if we have missed the boat.  Try not to miss it if you have time.

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