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.

Monday, February 28, 2022

It’s Really Kind of Simple

(Pro 28:18-19 KJV)  Whoso walketh uprightly shall be saved: but he that is perverse in his ways shall fall at once.  He that tilleth his land shall have plenty of bread: but he that followeth after vain persons shall have poverty enough.

One of the questions that arise in verses like this is what it means to “walk” (1980) “uprightly” (blamelessly NASB) (8549).  I am sure there are all kinds of theological discussions that could take place over these words.  You don’t need to go that far to get to the basic idea.  All you need to do is read the following verse which says, “get out and do a good days work instead of wasting your time with foolish activities.”  I know that is a paraphrase but can you argue with it?

Walking in holiness is expressed through a life of responsible behavior and focus.  There is not necessarily anything evil in leisure pursuits but they become evil when they replace earning our daily bread.

So?  Don’t confuse the issue with semantics and sophistry.  Live an upright and righteous life.  It can be done but usually we prefer to make excuses and take short cuts. 

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