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.

Monday, February 13, 2023


(Psa 46:2 KJV)  Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

(Proverbs 13 also read)

One of the complaints that I have heard about video games is that they teach a false sense of reality when it comes to the nature of life.  The idea that you use up your lives and then start the game over again is not realistic, or so the line goes.  I have embraced that thought up until I read this today.  Look at what is going on here.  Is there reason to “fear” (3372a)?  I would say so.  It isn’t nap time when you see mountains sliding into the sea.  Yet there is a sense of security during those times.

A good video game can give the same contrast.  You can get tense and alert.  The adrenaline can start flowing.  You focus.  At the same time, in the back of your mind, is the security that you are still in your room and if all fails you can start again.  As Christians our starting again will not be back at the same game.  It will be in eternity.  But we have a sense of security in the midst of chaos because we know there will be a restart.

So?  A little fear sharpens our senses.  Too much will immobilize us.  Our faith in God can give us the balance for the live worth living. 

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