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, August 31, 2023

Got One, Thanks

(Pro 31:20 KJV)  She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

I am not in the market for a wife.  I have one and that should be enough for the rest of my life.  If I were looking I don’t think it would occur to me that concern for the down and out would be important, but evidently it is.  I think most people would think it is a good trait but how many would put it on the list.

That should give us pause.  It reminds us that there are many qualities that we should have that are overlooked or ignored.  It might also point out some attitudes we exhibit that are worthy of praise but we had not thought of it.  I offer this not to encourage pride but a healthy awareness of how many things we do simply because the Holy Spirit is working through us.

So?  Be concerned for the poor.  Rejoice that you can give aid.  Rejoice that you want to.  One is God’s physical provision, the other is His character building. 

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