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, August 9, 2023

Bigger Than

(Psa 64:1 KJV)  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.

(Proverbs 9 also read)

Yesterday I found myself slowing sinking into the Sloth of Despond.  I would imagine most of us have been there whether we admit it or not.  The cause can be physical, emotional or spiritual.  One major ingredient is a lack of confidence in the working of Providence.  I almost said “trust”, but that really isn’t it.  We trust God.  What we lack is a sense of confidence.

We are overcome by “fear” (dread NASB) (6343).  I think dread is better than fear because fear has a more active role while dread is like a slow sapping of our enthusiasm for life.  Dread is more long range.  It is produced by the leisure to think and worry.  It is the way in which the coffee in your cup gets slowly cooler.  At first it is less hot.  Then it is cooler.  Eventually it become tepid which we call cold.

God is better than an insulated mug.  He is like that little device you can put under your cup on your desk.  It plugs in and keeps the contents hot.  

So?  Keep plugged in.  When the Sloth starts to seep through the seams it is time to start worshiping and reminding yourself that, in the words of the Veggie Tales song, “God is bigger than the boogie man....” 

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