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, January 2, 2024

Schedules and Priorities

(Pro 2:4 KJV)  If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures;

What a great verse to consider at the beginning of a new year.  If we want to know the vast riches of being a child of God then we need to invest our time.  The context of the next verse is fear and knowledge.  The application runs throughout our lives.  I have experienced this at different levels.

The first time I enjoyed this promise was when I was a full time pastor.  One of the awesome rewards of that position is you get paid to spend time in prayer and study.  I remember walking around the church building praying over all the people and events that different spots brought to mind.  I remember the hours I spent studying the word.  It was a great time.

Then I went into secular employment and it was quite a come down.  I did not respond to it well in the sense of my personal spiritual discipline.  Eventually I decided that I needed to bite the bullet and find a way to set aside time.  After trying different things I was forced to admit it would mean getting up earlier.  That meant going to bed earlier.  It was a good time.

Now, in retirement, I find that I have a combination.  I have the time.  I still need to discipline myself.   It in an investment that pays off.

So?  Don’t wait for retirement but wherever you are I would encourage you to set aside time and adjust your schedule to experience what this verse is recommending. 

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