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, October 8, 2010

Want to Know

(Proverbs 8:9 KJV)  They are all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.

God’s teachings are “plain” (straightforward NASB) (5228).  The parallel is that they are “right” (3477).  This says that God is perfectly clear in what He says and expects.  Often we act like we do not understand.  That is usually one of the lies that we push.  We don’t understand because we don’t want to understand, not because it is not clear.

The righteous “understandeth” (understands NASB) (995) mainly because they want to.  I run into this frequently at school.  Kids are always saying they don’t understand.  The reason I don’t believe them is that they say it about things that are obvious, not just about things that might be misunderstood.  They lack the sophistication to lie well.  This is sad because it shows that when they get a little more mature they will be smooth liars.  Either way it is an expression of unrighteousness. 

Why does the way of God seem so “right” (3477) to some?  There is a sense of rightness because we have honestly sought wisdom and knowledge.  We have not rejected it.

 There has been a lot of discussion lately about the suicide deaths of several homosexuals.  Suicide is always sad.  It is even a shame that there is indication they were being harassed because they were homosexual.  I take stories like that with a grain of salt, though.  For me the really depressing part of this is that people who claim to be Christians are acting like homosexuality is acceptable to God.  It is not.  It does not take a lot of wisdom and knowledge to see that.  All it takes is a willingness to accept truth. 

So do you find you reject some of the teaching of God?  I will admit there are things I don’t like.  I don’t like that people who seem to be so gracious are going to hell.  It doesn’t matter if I like it.  Because I believe the Bible is the word of God I accept it.  You should be doing that also.  You make not like a point.  Accept it.  God will be able to explain it to you some day.

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