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, April 1, 2023

Don’t You Dare

(Psa 91:5 KJV)  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

(Proverbs 1 also read)

We are in the middle of a list of destructive events and forces.  We have people out to get us, disease and war.  In the midst of this is the command that we are not to be “afraid” (3372a).  Here it is given as a command.  I think that this is one of those commands that require time and focus to implement in our lives.  

Some peace is a process of growing up.  I can remember the fears I had as a child of the dark.  Generally they were fears based on nothing.  As an adult I no longer worry about what might be under the bed.  Many of the noises in the night are automatically ignored.  If I am worried in the dark it is because I am convinced there is something to fear, not because it is dark.

Other fears require applied faith.  We see the forces of evil running loose in our country and around the world.  There are lots of valid reasons to be concerned.  This is where we are called on to trust the Lord to manage the big things that are mostly beyond our reach.  It is a conscious decision that must be made on a daily basis.  I decided this morning not to get all knotted up over inflation and the possibilities of nuclear war.  God will see His people through.

So?  A daily reminder of Whom we believe in and application of faith are game changers.  Rejoice in the midst of uncertainty because there are some things we can be certain of. 

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