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, January 19, 2023

 Storms Coming

(Isa 32:2 NAS77) And each will be like a refuge from the wind, And a shelter from the storm, Like streams of water in a dry country, Like the shade of a huge rock in a parched land.

(Proverbs 19 also read)

I was forced to use the NASB today because it used the vocabulary that matched my thought.  I was enjoying an early morning storm, complete with lightening and thunder, and as I was reviewing my blessings I was thankful for having a secure shelter in the storm.  That brought to mind the hymn with the words, “A shelter in the time of storm.”

The first blessing is a roof over my head and central heat.  I have had to sleep in a tent during a storm.  I remember the concern about touching the fabric and causing a leak.  Would the water get high enough to come over the flooring?  Would the wind wiggle out a stake?  An adventure for a young, frisky fool is a disaster for an old man in a Lazyboy.

The greater blessing is living with a knowledge of the physical process of lightening and the God who set it in motion.  Generally I don’t need to worry about Thor throwing around lightening bolts or a local mountains expressing its wrath.

So?  We live in blessed times.  Not only do we have the lessons of modern science but we know the One who put the laws of nature in place. 

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