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.

Monday, October 10, 2022

Cheap Lessons

(Pro 10:13 KJV)  In the lips of him that hath understanding wisdom is found: but a rod is for the back of him that is void of understanding.

As I get older I find that I am getting more frequent in stupid moves.  About a year a go I fell twice in a week, or maybe I should say tripped.  There was nothing beyond my ability to deal with except I wasn’t paying attention.  I find that when I set a cup down I sometimes miss the coaster and knock things over with my gestures.  None of these things are different than when I was younger except for the frequency.  I think that the pain from hitting my head on a cupboard I left over or the embarrassment of spilling my soup down my shirt are probably ways in which God tries to apply the “rod” (7626) to us older folks.

Each event reminds me that I need to pay more attention.  I can’t do things on auto-pilot any more.  The parallel to our spiritual lives should be obvious.

So?  Be grateful for the kind of reminders that don’t do any real damage except to our ego and sense of being in control.  The learning never stops. 

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