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, April 4, 2023

Nose Dives

(Pro 4:12 KJV)  When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.

I had the opportunity to comfort my grandson this week.  He was joyously sprinting down the driveway when suddenly his feet didn’t seem to keep up with the rest of his body.  He went down hard.  We kissed hands and knees and cuddled a bit.  Eventually he remembered that mommy was in the house and decided I was not good enough.  

This verse talks about running and not stumbling.  I pointed out to him in the nonsense soothings that go on that if he had been running up hill he probably would not have fallen.  I think that applies to us when we look at this.  It isn’t stated but I think we might find that when we take the easier path, downhill, we have a harder time staying upright.  If I slip going up a hill the worst that usually happens is a few quick steps and a hand or knee on the ground to steady me.  If I am rushing downhill it is more of a total body free fall.

So?  Run uphill.  Strive for the heights.  Usually that is the path of obedience and a lack of stumbling. 

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