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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

What Is Under the Bed?

(Pro 14:27 KJV)  The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.

“Fear” (3374) can be a good thing.  Fear can cripple you.  Often the fear that cripples is based on illusion or some inner insecurity you have rather than reality.  I think of the fear I had of the dark as a child.  Was there a reason to be afraid of the dark?  Kind of but not the way I worked it.  I worried about what might be under my bed.  I never had this concern when the lights were on, just in the dark.  I never thought of it at the time but if my father had come in, settled down and taken a nap in the room I would not have worried about what was under the bed.  

Why?  I guess because whatever might be under the bed would be the one consumed with fear.  It would be afraid to let its presence be known when my dad was their to confront it.  The same would be true of many other moments in life.

So?  Maybe it would be good if we thought about how all our enemies have real reason to fear Almighty God.  Dwell on the reasons why they might have good reason to fear Him.  And emerge into the light of a healthy fear of God which allows us to trust in Him.  Until that time you might want to check under the bed before you retire or leave a light on. 

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