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.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Take a Deep Breath

(Psa 131:1 KJV)  A Song of degrees of David. LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me.

(Proverbs 13 also read)

As I write I am reflecting on a national election in which the forces that embrace evil policies seem to have come out much better than expected.  My natural reaction is to rage and despair.  This is a reminder that we should not get “exercised” (NASB involved) too deeply in such things.  
Keep in mind that the Bible was written in the days of monarchs and kings.  Individuals were not considered as very important.  We live in a different age where we are expected to get involved.  The principle is the same.  Sure, get involved, but keep the proper perspective.  God is not sitting on His throne, wringing His hands, hoping that we will come through.  At times I think He wishes we would get out of the way.

So?  Relax.  A phrase I have come across has someone saying, “I’ve got this.”  Picture that coming from the mouth of God, read the next verse and get on with living an upright life. 

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