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.

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Net Gain

(Pro 12:12 KJV)  The wicked desireth the net of evil men: but the root of the righteous yieldeth fruit.

It always amazes me how easily people fall into the traps of materialism.  I think the NASB is going for this when they talk about “booty” (4685b) when the KJV gives a more literal “net”.  We are attracted to the seeming rewards of going for the gold.  We like the trappings.  Every once in awhile I am trapped into watching one of the old movies that would star people like Fred Astaire and were filmed in black and white.  I look at all the suits and gowns, tails and heels and high ceilings.  I realize that my entire house would fit into some of the entryways they have in their apartments.  I want some.

That is the net that traps us.  In the final analysis we tend to go for what is in our heart to seek.  We can “seek first His kingdom” or we can serve mammon.  All of our little decisions are based on that and the end result is we are either caught in the net or, turning to Jesus, we yield “righteousness” (6662).

So?  Start making decisions based on your goal and heart desires.  Righteousness is an option.  So is the net.

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