An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Equal or Created Equal? (Part II)

(Proverbs 17:2 KJV)  A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.

While there is an acknowledgment of social classes, this also contains the idea of dreaming big dreams.  Notice that the servant can become an heir.  It will not happen because he is at heart such a wonderful person.  This is not a self-esteem builder.  The dream is not because we dream it, but because we follow the correct principles.  It is possible for anyone to act “wise” (wisely NASB) (7919a), even a servant.  Our position in life does not regulate the quality of our behavior.  By following God’s principles we can better our position in life.  This is the upward mobility of the American dream and the reward of righteousness.

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