A pastor friend told me that on Sunday mornings during his 4:30 a.m. shower he tries to be sure his heart is right with the Lord while the water washes over him, a sort of baptism refresher. Sometimes it can be a long shower! Whereas others might live a while with a grudge, lust, or anger, pastors face the urgent pressure: Sunday’s comin’.
Proverbs was written to keep us out of trouble and to persuade us that the virtuous life will be richly rewarded. That’s what makes wisdom such a treasure. But the motherlode of wisdom is actually easy to miss.
“Now Moses was a very humble man, more humble than anyone else on the face of the earth.” How is that possible! This man had a fiery temper and a fierce sense of right and wrong, so how could he find it in himself to take this kind of insubordination from his own siblings and not say a word!
A young fellow came to our door the other day selling security systems, including a little camera allowing us to see who is at the door. No matter how good it is, there’s a threat that camera would miss. “Sin is crouching at your door,” God told Cain, with a warning that echoes down to us.