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, March 28, 2022

Splash Carefully

(Pro 28:20 KJV)  A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent.

Again we see the contrast of two different lives.  I would assume that we would want to be thought of as “faithful” (530).  I could assume wrong.  At the other end is the person who is so concerned about making a big splash in life that he is willing to make just about any compromise.

Before we get too judgmental we need to examine our own priorities.  It may be that financial wealth is not your weak spot.  There are other goals we can pursue robustly and with a focus that distorts all around us.  We learn to make excuses for what we deem important.  

So?  We should be leery of saying things like, “God would never expect that of me.”  Another one I think is abused is, “God owns the cattle on a thousand hills.”  Not that it isn’t true but I am not sure that he has put them in your care.  Faithfulness requires alertness and honesty. 

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