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.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Heads or Tails?

(Pro 18:18 KJV)  The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

A recurring thought in this chapter could be summed up at taking the long view.  We act in the present, the now.  We should be thinking about tomorrow and beyond, eternity.  What we do today moves us down the road.  In this verse we have what we might call “flipping a coin.”  Some people will tell you that you can always know the will of God.  I would say usually, not always.  On important issues I think we know more often than minor issues but I think we come to places where we don’t know.  At least I do.

The reason we don’t know is often because God, who gave us free will, expects us to make a decision ourselves.  We are free to do so with a heart that has been transformed.  Sometimes the reason is that God really doesn’t care.  I don’t think there is any eternal significance in whether I drink Ethiopian or Costa Rican coffee this morning.

So?  Do due diligence.  We all know the steps:  prayer, reading, meditation, counseling.  If you can’t find direction then flip a coin.  This says God is in charge of that too.

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