Reflections on Proverbs
October 6 2009
Proverbs 6:1-2 (KJV) →If your security is bound up with someone else's behavior, do your best to free yourself from that trap! The same would be true of your reputation.
Proverbs 6:6-7 (KJV) →And yet, as churches, we have leadership but still don't do. We spend much more time scurrying about like ants do when you kick over an anthill than we do working on the things we know need worked on!
Proverbs 6:14-15 (KJV) →One who habitually seeks to destroy, and there's no middle ground, you're either building or destroying, will be destroyed himself. And there's no restoration at that point. God will not allow you to continually bring destruction on His people. Ever wonder why some people's lives turn upside down and they can't be at church as much they have been? For some it's an attack to pull them down. For some, though, it's God's warning—His discipline and His protection of the church from people who will do harm.
Proverbs 6:27-28 (KJV) →There are things that are, plainly, bad ideas. There are things that there is just no way it will end well. Adultery is one of those things. So is idolatry. Yet we play with them both. Why?
Proverbs 6:30 (KJV) →Sin to satisfy a need still bears consequences. How much more when one sins for selfish reasons?