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, September 24, 2023

If It Ain’t Broke, You Can’t Fix It

(Pro 24:21 KJV)  My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:

The word “meddle” (associate NASB) (6148) is important here.  In English this has almost a casual assumption.  You have a casual conversation and feel you are associating with someone.  You stick your nose in where it does not belong and you are accused of meddling.

The word goes deeper than that.  A common translation is to “go surety” or to co-sign on a loan.  It means making an investment, a commitment and working to see the end achieved.  Notice that this is not a good thing.  The problem is the goal you are investing in.  As Christians we are to seek holiness, follow the path of righteousness, seek truth and generally live upright lives based on the standards of God.  We are not supposed to focus our lives on the new and innovative.

So?  Work on your priorities.  Do a little budget and see where you spend your money.  Try a time log and see where you invest your time.  Adjust as necessary. 

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