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, June 20, 2023

Dickens Reflects on David

(Psa 39:5 KJV)  Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah.

(Proverbs 20 also read)

David is having another bad day.  Much of his writing in Psalms reflects how depressed he got.  I feel his pain because it has been my pain.  I am encouraged by the reality of the life of a real man who served as the ancestor of Jesus.  If you have never felt the level of worthlessness expressed in this verse, I rejoice for you.  I have been there.  

Later he will remember that his hope is in God.  He may have even drawn himself that little cartoon that the Four Spiritual Laws used to use of the train.  The engine was fact and the caboose was feeling.  We need to keep coming back to that.  We live in what Charles Dickens describes as, “It was the best of times.  It was the worst of times.”  America is still a glorious place but forces are working overtime to destroy it.

So?  Don’t get derailed by having a bad day.  David went full circle.  So can we.  Admit the struggles and hold on to the hope.  Life is real.  Faith is real.

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