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, June 4, 2022

Crystal Clear

(Pro 4:19 KJV)  The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.

Recently I watched a short video of this principle in action.  A young woman went to walk through a door and alas, it was not a door.  It was a pane of glass.  After rebounding and rubbing her nose she took two steps to the left and tried to go through the door again.  Alas, again it was a pane of glass.  I think she finally found the actual door on the fourth try.

Notice that this does not say that evil is “darkness” (653) but is “as” darkness.  In this case the problem was crystal clear.  The problem was in the mind of the walker.  She could be forgiven for the first error.  I imagine we have all done it.  The real error comes when she did not learn and put a hand out to check the next panel.  

So?  The difference between those who are genuinely evil and those who simply have a bad day is that the person seeking to live a righteous life can learn from his mistakes and get on with the task at hand.  The evil continue on their path in spite of running into doors.  It is often not a problem of vision but attitude. 

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