Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Proverbs 14:22-23

"Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury."
Proverbs 14:22-23

I really like this.  It seems to me like a call to action.  We've watched the movies where the thieves plan the heist for weeks, sometimes months.  This person will be the distraction, this person will cut the alarm, the timing has to be perfect to get past the guards, etc.  And we love stuff like that because it seems like they are achieving the impossible.  Putting the intricate plan into action and somehow (at least in hollywood) it works, and they accomplish whatever ethically questionable goal they were trying to achieve, and also get rich.  Obviously we aren't going to follow in their footsteps because God has asked us to obey and honor the law... but imagine for a second if we devised and accomplished such astounding plans in the pursuit of something good. :)  And God is offering us mercy and truth if we devise good.  So, awesome, let's make a plan.
Then the second verse of the selection... to paraphrase, in all labor there is profit, but just talking usually ends up leading to poverty. :)  So, yes... devise good, but then we have to do something about it.  We have to labor, and put that plan that we devised into action.  Today... let's go for it.  Let's make plans to achieve the impossible (in a good way), and then let's work to make it happen. :)

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