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.

Saturday, April 16, 2022


(Pro 16:20 KJV)  He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

What kind of “good” (2896b) can we expect?  This is a very common word and covers a wide range of blessings.  It is so common that I think we can let our imagination go on how to apply it.  
We can apply it to our perception of the world around us.  While paying attention to the teachings of God makes us very aware of the evil around us it also makes us alert to the many good things that are going on.  It makes us realistic optimists, if you can have such a thing.  Realism looks at what is going on in the world and the phrase “to hell in a handbasket” comes to mind.  Optimism remembers that God is in charge and that He will insist on working His will.  Think of the disciples sitting in the upper room in the days between the crucifixion and the resurrection.  Realism told them it was all over.  If they had been paying attention they would have been a bit more focused on anticipation than doom.

So?  That is where we need to be today.  Good Friday was yesterday.  We need to realize that, as the preacher said, “But Sunday acomin’”.  Good principles based on a good God who has given us good news. 

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