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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Weed Your Garden and Its Wall

(Pro 24:31 KJV)  And, lo, it was all grown over with thorns, and nettles had covered the face thereof, and the stone wall thereof was broken down.

When I have the shutters open I can look out the window from my desk and see a stone wall that we have going across part of our property.  It has a lot in common with the kind that Proverbs is talking about.  It is built without mortar and using local rocks.  The kind of wall he is talking about was dual purpose.  The walls marked the edge of the property.  They also served as a dump for rocks gathered from the fields.  

What I never realized is that rock walls fall down by themselves.  Well, maybe not totally but they do it without human assistance.  I imagine that animals are responsible for most of what I see.  Every once in awhile I will go out and replace a rock.  

In this verse it seems that the plants are the destroyers.  If you have ever observed the world around you, somewhere you have seen grass growing out of cracks.  You may have seen trees that seem to be growing out of rocks.  Unless a human steps in to remove the living material it will eventually destroy the solid concrete.

So?  Regular maintenance is part of our spiritual walk.  Weeds can destroy solid structures just as a lack of weeding can disrupt a soul.

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