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.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Real Truthers

(Proverbs 29:2 KJV)  When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

Politics again.  But not really.  The difference between this and our public discussions is that the moral element is stressed and explained in Proverbs.  In fact the key is the moral truth, not the political experience.  It is important that we look at morals by eternal standards, not the standards of the sociologists and educators.

First, look at the general categories.  We have the “righteous” (6662) and the “wicked” (7563).  It is imperative that we understand these from a Biblical perspective.  We live in a world that considers homosexual marriage as moral and unrecycled trash as immoral.  In our modern newspapers and newscasts the words have lost their meaning.  The only reason that can be true is because the church has lost its way.  We have abandoned the fear of the Lord for the fear of being considered intolerant.  We think that truth is established by the latest poll instead of the Bible.

So, what do we do?  Accept that the Bible has the definitions and standards.  Even if you don’t have the courage to speak up, in your heart recognize the foolish confusion that you hear every day.  You cannot know what is a lie unless you know the truth.  An often repeated sermon illustration I have heard deals with how bank tellers can tell if a bill is a counterfeit.  They don’t really study how to recognize the phony.  What they do is know the real thing and usually at the first touch they can tell the fraud.  Get to know the real thing.

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