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.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Repentance and Awe

(Psa 78:35-6 KJV)  And they remembered that God was their rock, and the high God their redeemer.  Nevertheless they did flatter him with their mouth, and they lied unto him with their tongues.

(Proverbs 22 also read)

What a story of grace and rejection.  It is about the constant love of God and His desire to forgive and restore in the face of a constant chorus of rebellion, complaining and disobedience.  On the one side I find it very encouraging.  God, in a figurative way, bends over backwards to bless and carry His people.  In the first verse we see how they had a moment of clarity.  They remembered.  They probably worshiped.  But then you have the second verse where they went back to their old ways.  

I am encouraged because I know the compassion of God.  I am humbled because I am reminded to remember all the ways in which God has blessed my life.  Can I find things I don’t like?  Of course, but generally they are examples of my failure.  I rejoice that I am constantly reminded of the gift of His Son, the cross, the resurrection and the gift of the Holy Spirit.

So?  I want to live in repentance and awe.  I don’t want to be rebellious and taking God for granted.  I am grateful for a daily worship that reminds me of these things. 

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