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.

Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Let Anticipation Trump Dread

(Pro 1:33 KJV)  But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil.

(Proverbs 27 also read)

Are you thinking yet about New Year’s resolutions?  Maybe you don’t bother, which is a wise position to take.  Yet resolutions have the ability to remind us of things we should keep in mind and don’t.  This verse is like that.  We get so worried about what we see and hear in the headlines and the society around us.  Perhaps you are attending a church that is going woke and are concerned.  You might read this whole last part of Proverbs 1 but the verse I am reflecting on is the last one.

Our world contains a lot to “fear” (6343).  We lock our doors and have security cameras installed.  We look both ways before crossing a street.  All of that is good practice and common sense.  What we are not supposed to do is elevate that fear to a level that overcomes us.  We are to fear God, not man.  The point given here is that paying attention to God and His words will put us in a position to overcome the wrong kinds of fear.

So?  Make a resolution to pay attention to your resolutions.  Live in joy, not fear.  Live in hope, not despair.  Live in anticipation, not dread.  Look forward to the New Year.  God is there waiting for us. 

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