Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Fun for Fools

Today's Reading:
  • Leviticus 27:14 - 27:34
  • Proverbs 10:23
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Leviticus 27:14 - 27:34
Today I finished my reading of Leviticus.  I have now officially read further than I ever have before in the Old Testament! 

When I started to read Leviticus, I prepared to be bored.  What I remembered from my previous, uninspired readings was nothing but long lists of instructions for atonement of sins and the sacrifice of animals.

This time I got so much more out of it.  I learned a lot more about sin and how it affects our relationship with the Lord.  Here is a list of a few key items I learned about that stick out in mind:

Proverbs 10:23
Doing wrong is fun for a fool, but living wisely brings pleasure to the sensible.
Ouch!  This little proverb here carries quite the stinging bite!  Looks like I need to evaluate what I think of as "fun".  What things bring us pleasure today?  Here we are told that we should get our pleasure from living good, sensible lives.  Most importantly, we are told that doing wrong might be fun -- if we are fools.

I don't know about you, but I don't want to be what the bible calls a fool.  I have seen too many references to the result of foolishness.  So now I need to take a look and evaluate all the things that I find fun.  Is it a fool's fun, or is it fun the way that the Lord intended?

I am so thankful that the Lord put the idea for this project into my mind, and that I followed His instructions and went for it.  I am thankful that I no longer have to sit back and take everyone's word as to what my religion should mean to me.  Not that I don't have many inspirational, inspired and anointed people in my life today --  but each day I continue with this project I get to hear what the Lord wants to say to ME.  Me personally.  It's a wonderful feeling.

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