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.

Thursday, December 1, 2022

 Listen by Choice

(Psa 119:133 KJV)  Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.

(Proverbs 1 also read)

This verse is a good reflection of my daily reading in Proverbs 1 today.  In that chapter it talks about people trying to pull us away into sin and how often people refuse to listen to the guidance of the living God.  Here David is praying to see the opposite happen.  I see two points.

First, we need the “word” {565a} to “order” (establish NASB) {3559} us.  Picture majoring in philosophy.  I know that is a dreadful prospect for many, but stick with me.  Could you picture trying to be a philosopher if you had never read Plato?  I guess it would be possible to claim the title but your arguments would be lacking to say the least.  One of the weaknesses of modern philosophy students is that the new age philosophy departments have cut out all of the classical writings.  We cannot do that with the word.

Second, David is praying that God would deliver him from the power of sin.  “Dominion” (7980) is a strong concept that means to control and master.  If we did not have the power of God in our lives we would soon be beaten under by the forces of evil.  

So?  I have repeated it in nauseating fashion, get into the word and make it a daily part of your life.  It has eternal consequences. 

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