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, April 5, 2022

Hard Questions

(Pro 5:11 KJV)  And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,

There are some questions we will not have answered in this life, sometimes because we are afraid to ask them.  This verse brings one of them to mind, “How much of our physical health is a product of our moral choices?”  See what I mean?  No one wants to be considered judgmental or harsh.  

So let me ask it another way, “I wonder how much suffering there is in this world because people don’t live obedient, moral lives?”  I have sometimes paraphrased Tennyson by saying, “I have the strength of ten because my heart is pure.”  I say it tongue in cheek but in my heart I wonder.  I am in good health for my age.  Is it because I have not participated in serial sex, habitual drinking or recreational drugs?  I have to believe that such behavior has not hurt me.  At the same time I see people that have lived spiritual lives who are suffering.  

So?  The promise is still valid.  Just as living in debauchery will have an effect, so does being a prude.  It may be too late to change your present condition but we can all start working on how we are doing tomorrow.

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