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.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Sin Cause

(Proverbs 6:12 KJV)  A naughty person, a wicked man, walketh with a froward mouth.

Again I want to point out the term “naughty” (1100), or “worthless” in the NASB.  I don’t bring it up again to glory in evil, but because we need to balance the inputs of false information with the truth.  We need to allow the Bible to form our values and standards, not out culture.  All of the talk you hear about the goodness in people and the brotherhood of man is based on a rejection of the concept of sin.  When you hear the multi-cultural language that says all cultures are equal and deserve equal respect, that is a rejection of the teaching of God.  You may not like it but it is part of the truth.

This does not mean that we cannot find some worthy qualities in almost everyone.  It does not mean that we reject people who do not attend our local church.  It does not justify harshness, bigotry, racism or any of the other labels that are put on people with a knowledge of truth.  Our standard is still love, but love does not allow someone to lie in bed when the building is burning just because they are tired.

Build your values on the Bible not on Oprah or Dr. Phil.

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