Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Reading in...

A lot of my reading of Scripture lately has been in 2 books: Proverbs and Isaiah.

From Proverbs: I am learning the value placed on speech and (more accurately) NOT speaking every time there is a break in conversation. There seems to be a premium in Proverbs on being careful with your words. Truly, a wise person will be wise with their words.

From Isaiah: I am seeing the devastation of idolatry. I read yesterday from Isaiah 17 and realized how easy it is to look to the work of our own hands, rather than to our Maker. It is easy to forget the God of our salvation and the Rock of our refuge.

The consequences of idol-worship are devastating, the destruction caused by ill-advised speech is enormous, but we have a Savior who is able to deliver us and change us from the inside out.