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, October 29, 2022


(Pro 29:18 KJV)  Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

I am currently engaged in a sporadic discussion about the law.  Every time I talk about how God expects us to live upright and righteous lives I am accused of being a legalist and rejecting grace.  I obviously don’t see it that way or I would not say the things I do.  I think the law gets a bad rap because our understanding is stilted by a modern version of the traditions of man.  

One question that I find helpful is, “What is the purpose of the law?”  I am sure there are many answers but notice the one that is brought out here.  The law can make us “happy” (835).  I know that some people look at rules as confining and joy quenchers.  The law is designed to enable long term joy, often at the expense of short term thrills.  I did not see the story myself but I understand there was a recent collapse of an amusement park ride.  I would be willing to guess that the cause was ignoring the laws that regulated inspections and weight limits.  I am sure that the first couple of hills were exciting but the crash didn’t sound like fun.

So?  Use tools the way they were designed with the safety devices in place.  Life is more fun with all your fingers and both eyes. 

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