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, September 2, 2023

Choose the Right Fertilizer

(Pro 2:21 KJV)  For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.

I want to look at a little cause and effect.  We have a clear statement here that living a godly life will result in a better life.  That fits this verse and the context.  I want to speculate on why it works this way.  Does the righteous have more rain than the unrighteous?  Not necessarily, although God certainly has the ability to cause that.  Does photosynthesis work better on the land of a righteous farmer?  I doubt it, but again, God can do what He wants.  I think the lesson here is based on the teaching of the chapter, all of Proverbs and the entire Bible.

The context of the chapter is that paying attention to the wisdom of God makes it possible for us to make more informed choices.  We see things that the unrighteous might not see.  We recognize cause and effect that they don’t want to acknowledge.  We embrace the principles that God has set in motion in the world.  In addition to the grace of God and His providential intervention, we just make better decisions.

So?  Enjoy the mystery of the hand of God but keep in mind that He designed the world for human beings created in His image and He expects us to use the tools He gave us.  Seek wisdom.  You may not be a farmer but the production in your life’s fields will be better. 

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