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.

Friday, August 18, 2023

Missing the Point

(Psa 77:11 KJV)  I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.

(Proverbs 18 also read)

This sounds like a great way to meditate and worship.  I find that one of the mental actions I can follow is to remember the blessings of God in the past.  Sometimes the trips down memory lane bring to mind forgotten adventures with God.  It can be refreshing.

But that is not what is happening here.  The author of this Psalm is living in a time of desperation.  It isn’t as clear in this Psalm as the previous one but it seems the nation is in ruins.  He is calling on God, which he should do but there is still one element that is missing.  He still is not even hinting that Israel has been blatant in its sin and living in open depravity.  He wants the payoff without the investment.  

So?  That is not a good pattern for him or for us.  One of the important attitudes we must have is repentance and confession of need.  It does not mean you have fallen into sin.  That need not be, but there does need to be an attitude that acknowledges we are the sinners and He is the redeemer. 

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