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.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

The Rubber Man

(Pro 24:16 KJV)  For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.

At a recent zoom meeting the general consensus was that all the news was bad.  We are in a “wars and rumors of wars” time.  In addition to that we have a ruling government class that thinks the cure for inflation is to print more money.  It boggles the mind.  It is very easy to be overcome by the bad news and forget the promises of God.  It is also a tendency to interpret things as if we were the center of the universe and if we “fall” (5307) it is the end of the world.

Take a deep breath and a step back.  Notice the comparison in this verse.  The “just” (righteous NASB) (6662) get to fall seven times.  The “wicked” (7563) only gets to “fall into” (stumble NASB) (3782) once.  The point is that those who are under God’s care will bounce back.  It isn’t that they don’t run into a wall but that they keep going.  God makes us the long lasting batteries, not the cheap ones that often come with the toy.

So?  Have courage.  Be optimistic.  Take the long view.  We are not one time paper napkins but the finest linen which can be wash, folded, ironed and put back on the table.  The difference is in what we are made of and who made us. 

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