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 1, 2022

Shelter in Place

(Pro 1:4 KJV)  To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man knowledge and discretion.

Once again I begin my monthly journey through Proverbs and again I see this word “naive” (6612a).  I am reminded that being naive is a bad thing.  It is the picture of a mind with no limitations.  

It is interesting how we can take the same words and take them in different directions.  Years ago I went to a Promise Keepers rally and one of the songs that they wanted to keep singing repeated the phrase “Let the walls fall down”.  One of their big themes was to misuse another Biblical word, reconciliation, and apply it to the supposed racist tendencies that we had.  This was years ago before CRT and BLM and the one sided concept had already infiltrated the church.  Shortly after I came across a ministry that called itself “Wall Builders”.  Talk about confusing the masses.  Which is it?  

Walls, or boundaries in the case of the naive, generally are associated with sheltering those on one side from dangers on the other.  Yes, prisons have walls too but a part of their function is to protect society from the violent confined within.  It is winter.  I am grateful for the walls that surround me.  I am even more grateful for the knowledge and wisdom that God gives me to protect me from the destructions of life.

So?  Build your walls but make sure you build them to God’s specifications, not the world’s. 

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