Tuesday, April 1, 2008
What's It For?
I have some eye drops in my medicine cabinet. The manufacture’s label on the box states that the drops are, “for the relief of eye irritation or dryness.”
Next to the eye drops is a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine. The factory label on the Tylenol states that it is for the temporary relief of cold and flu symptoms.
Manufacturer’s usually make a point of stating their product’s purpose, right on the box, so that consumers can determine if what’s inside is actually what they need.
Now check this out…
My bible on the end table contains the Book of Proverbs. And at the very beginning of this book of wisdom, in sort of a manufacture’s label of it’s own, Proverbs 1:3 states that it exists, “For acquiring a disciplined and prudent life, doing what is right and just and fair”
Can I make a suggestion? Why not spend this month reading one chapter of Proverbs each day? Most months have thirty-one days, and it just so happens that the book of Proverbs has thirty-one chapters. Nice and neat.
You may not need relief of “eye irritation and dryness.”
You may not currently need “temporary relief from cold and flu symptoms.”
But every single one of us needs to acquire a disciplined and prudent life, and we all need to learn what is right and just and fair.
Now that you know what it’s for, go open your bible and take your medicine.