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 9, 2022

Wait for the Opportunity

(Pro 9:9 KJV)  Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning.

As I read this today I again had the parable of the talents come to mind.  The two talk about rewarding those who already have but the emphasis is a bit different.  Jesus was telling people to use their gifts.  Proverbs seems to be warning us about how we use them.  

We are constantly being told to witness.  How is that working out for you?  I am not sure that most people are interested.  I remember talking to my fellow teachers and the conversation was going well until I tried to make a spiritual application.  I watched eyes glaze over and attention wander.  They seemed to sense that this was not what they wanted to hear.  On a zoom call this week one of the men shared that he had neighbors who would not talk to him because he tried to witness to them.

So?  Be alert for opportunities but remember that people are not saved because of your clever approach or brilliant repartee.  They are drawn and convicted by the Holy Spirit.  Our place is to look for that receptive soul.  Skip the guilt and live the joy.

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