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.

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Never too Late

(Pro 20:7 KJV)  The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.

Notice the verb that connects the “righteous” (6662) and the “integrity” (8537):  “walks” (1980).  We like to focus on the powerful theological concepts and we do so at the risk of losing the key action.  A result is that we lose our children.  As I approach the great leap into eternity I focus on the real marks of success.  God has blessed me in so many ways but the blessing that makes the struggles worth while is knowing that my children walk with the Lord and do so in a way that applies their righteousness to their walk.  

What makes the difference is our daily application of those sterling qualities.  What makes the difference today is how we applied them in the past.  There are no short cuts.  I look at my circle of friends and see parents with aching hearts because their children are not measuring up.  The parents need to understand that they cannot do anything about the past but they can start living for the future.

So?  Our children are our greatest treasure.  If they are on the right road, rejoice and don’t desert the paths you are walking.  If they are wayward then believe that your present choices will effect them.  Walk holy and leave the rest up to God. 

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