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.

Friday, January 6, 2023


(Act 27:37 KJV)  And we were in all in the ship two hundred threescore and sixteen souls.

(Proverbs 6 also read)

I know I have read this before but it stood out to me today.  Maybe it is because I recently ventured back on an airplane and remember the crowds waiting to board.  I am not sure how many but I think it was significantly short of 276.  We tend to forget that people in history were not as stupid or helpless as we might think.  This ship had no real navigation and no power but the wind and maybe a few oars.  They had not refrigeration or air conditioning.  In spite of all that they crowded hundreds of people on these ships and sailed across the known world.

They had much to learn but they knew the basics.  Think about that the next time someone tries to tell you that they were all superstitious fools because they believed the things God was telling them.

So?  They knew the earth was round.  They had calculated its circumference.  They also had a fear of God which gave them access to wisdom.  That is something that is missing today. 

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