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, January 7, 2024

Note the Emergency Exits

(Pro 7:26 KJV)  For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

As I read this today it came across with a message of hope.  Yes, it is forecasting doom and destruction.  No, it is not a pretty picture.  Don’t fall into the trap of proof-texting whether it be positive or negative.  The context of the entire chapter, in fact the entire Bible, is to offer hope and an emergency exit in case or fire.  

What is better than an emergency exit?  Not needing one.  On an airplane I don’t expect to ever need them.  I know where they are and I can see how to make them work.  When I go in a small boat I put on the life vest as required.  I don’t expect to need it.  In fact, if I thought I was going to need an emergency exit I would never enter the building.

So?  There are traps out there.  Admittedly we cannot avoid everything Satan throws at us but we can go a long way toward not falling through thin ice by staying on shore.  Rejoice.  God provides. 

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