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November 6-7, 2017

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Reading along with us in Proverbs? Here’s today’s reading:

Proverbs 6 (ESV)

My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor,
    have given your pledge for a stranger,
if you are snared in the words of your mouth,
    caught in the words of your mouth,
then do this, my son, and save yourself,
    for you have come into the hand of your neighbor:
    go, hasten, and plead urgently with your neighbor.
Give your eyes no sleep
    and your eyelids no slumber;
save yourself like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter,
    like a bird from the hand of the fowler.

Go to the ant, O sluggard;
    consider her ways, and be wise.
Without having any chief,
    officer, or ruler,
she prepares her bread in summer
    and gathers her food in harvest.
How long will you lie there, O sluggard?
    When will you arise from your sleep?
10 A little sleep, a little slumber,
    a little folding of the hands to rest,
11 and poverty will come upon you like a robber,
    and want like an armed man...Continue Reading

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This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. The overarching theme is about priority of relationship and decision making
    There is wisdom about security for a neighbor,personal conduct in our actions as well as our attitudes then a word of wisdom about adultery. Fascinating that adultery is again referenced here yet perhaps it is because adultery can be such a complex yet slowly insidious and persistent sin with grave consequences

  2. I have been reading each night but falling asleep before posting…oops. But what a powerful chapter here. I find verse 3 challenging. It is so hard to be humble when we are found at fault. How easy it is to be defensive and angry and go on the attack. But even in humility we can press our plea. Interesting balance.

    I was also struck by 16-19 where the seven things that God is displeased by are given. I meditated on them and sought God’s direction to see if there were obvious or subtle ways that I have been participating in such things. Certainly we live in a world full of these things and it is easy to be influenced by what surrounds us.

    And can a man scoop fire into his lap and not be burned? Of course not. So in the same way as we live under the influence of the sin nature, from that nature we will reap destruction….

  3. I was looking for the overarching lesson in all these sinful pursuits – borrowing/overspending?, laziness, adultery, etc. each will come back and bite you and in most cases, there is no remedy.

    “Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly;
    Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.”

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