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.

Friday, August 12, 2022

Half Books

(Pro 12:11 KJV)  He that tilleth his land shall be satisfied with bread: but he that followeth vain persons is void of understanding.

It is too late for me to go back and delete all the “vain” (7386) activities of my life.  I am sure that many of them held promise and I might have even pursued them with a righteous motivation.  There is no shame in that.  Think of all the books that people have recommended to you and delivered nothing.  Think of how much more room you might have on your shelves if you got ride of them.  I know I have about eight feet of Bible commentaries that I never read.  In the times that I have tried them I find that they are mostly full of someone else’s opinions.  There are tidbits but it is questionable whether they were worth the investment.  At least they look good on the shelf.

What I need to do is ask myself what empty things I am using to fill my day with now.  That is the root meaning of “vain”.  I am finding that I return books to the library only half read much more often than I did when I was younger.  I like to think that is a sign of maturity.  It would be even better if I would not check them out.

So?  We face daily choices on how to invest the time we have left.  Pray for wisdom and obedience as you grow.

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