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, September 14, 2022

No Deceit Allowed

(Pro 14:8 KJV)  The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.

I would imagine that one of the problems with “deceit” (4820) is that we even practice it on ourselves.  I think that is the contrast being given here.  It is a challenge to look at ourselves objectively.  It would help to take the entire Bible into consideration.  Some like to emphasize that we are all sinners.  True.  Too often we ignore the fact that Paul also called us saints.  One should apply mainly before we meet Jesus and the other should be the norm afterwards.

That deceit works both ways.  Some of us who are insecure tend to play down any strengths or skills we have.  At one level it is humility.  At another point it becomes sinful deception and rejection of God’s work in your life.

So?  Remember mankind was created in the image of God.  Believe that He wants you to be a righteous representative of Him and His kingdom. 

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