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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

The Demand of Growth

(Pro 19:20 KJV)  Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Am I the only one who gets tired of the daily grind and wants to rest on my laurels?  I don’t think so, but it may be worse in me than others.  I wish I could do things right the first time so that I don’t need to do it again.  I wish I could remember all the things I had read then I would not need to read them again.  I wish I could retain all the wisdom that has been laid on me over the years.  It doesn’t work that way.  Wisdom does not become automatic and can be suppressed or decay.

This is why it is so important to keep reading.  I keep coming to passages in the Bible that I don’t remember reading before.  It is also important to keep discussing what you have read with people who can challenge your thinking.  I can grow in solitaire but the awareness that someone may disagree with me forces me into a deeper level of thinking.  

So?  Keep growing.  It may be frustrating to go over the same ground again but if you are lucky you won’t remember and get up tight about it.  I sometimes wonder how memory will work in eternity. 

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