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.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Role Models

(Proverbs 18:5 KJV)  It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

This is a good verse to compare the KJV and the NASB.  They both speak about how we are to relate to the evil of the world.  The KJV says to not “accept the person.”  The NASB says to not “show partiality” (5375/6440).  There are two words used in these phrases.  Together they give us a word picture.  The first (5375) {end} means to lift or carry.   The second, (6440) is the word for “face”.  I guess the composite would have the idea of turning your face with favor on one instead of another.  Perhaps we would use the phrase “look up to.”  It is telling us not to look up to the “wicked” (7563).

Who are your role models?  Who do you look at and say, “I want to be like him?”  “If she thinks it is okay, it must be okay.”  No matter where you are you have people that influence you.  You quote them.  You trust them.   Be careful who has this role.  It needs to be someone who is not “wicked” (7563). 

So look around and ask yourself, “Who is being a good example?”  There must be some people you can look to.  If you can’t find any today then look to the past.  Another thought you might want to look at:  Is anyone looking at you?  What do they see?  Think about it when you walk out the door today.

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