Proverbs 24:7-10 Wisdom is too high for a fool: he openeth not his mouth in the gate. He that deviseth to do evil shall be called a mischievous person. The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.
Imagine for a moment that you have taken several months and built a sailboat. You studied many books and drawing to be sure that you know how to build it. You have looked after every detail. The materials you have used were selected with great care. All the joints have been sealed and inspected repeatedly. The sail is the right size for the craft you have made. All the rigging is working and in good repair. You are finally done.
So, what do you most want to do with this sailboat? Well, anyone who put that much time into building a sailboat would surely want to use it, right? It may look great sitting in the yard, but if it never is tried in real water, you will not know if it will really sail. You most likely will put it in a calm lake at first. However, after a few times of floating close to shore, you begin to venture out further and further. The waves get bigger and the water gets rougher, but this is where the boat shows its best abilities. All the time of study and work that went into building such a craft is tried and trusted in the turbulence around you.
It is much the same with the Christians life. “Wisdom is too high for a fool.” Most people want nothing to do with preparing for life here, or an eternal life to come. Studying the Bible to find out the details of preparing for such a life seems like a waste of time, and the majority will scoff and scorn those who do. However, on the open sea of life, as the winds of adversity pick up, the waves of trials get rough and they are tossed to and fro, it is there they know not what to do. The true believer however has prepared and in a day of adversity, he will not faint, but rather he trusts in God and His Word.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Every good ship needs a compass to lead them into a safe harbor in times of storm. Let God’s Word be your compass and guide. Then your final destination will be sure even in the midst of a troubled and stormy sea.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Matthew 18 – 20 / Proverbs 24:7-10
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Isa. 5-7 / Eph. 2
Living In His Word Ministries
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