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, December 31, 2022

 The Lost Twelve Years

(Luk 2:40 KJV)  And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

(Proverbs 31 also read)

At this point in the gospels the life of Jesus goes dark.  This is the last we hear of him for twelve years.  I sometimes like to speculate on what Jesus was like as a little boy.  Other verses tell us that He went through all the temptations we do, yet He was without sin.  My grandchildren are marvelous and as close to perfect as you could imagine but I would hardly say they are without sin.  I would have loved to see the practical jokes He would play because I think, being perfect, He must have had a God-level sense of humor.  

There were no red letter days that we know about.  I would suggest that the same thing is true of our lives.  Most of our days are spent in routine and with a lack of capital letters.  That does not mean that we are not growing in “grace” (5485) and “wisdom” (4678).  Just as the man Jesus was being molded as the boy Jesus, so we are being molded by our daily experiences.

So?  I trust that this new year will be an opportunity for you to grow and become stronger in grace and wisdom.  Let it be. 

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