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.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Draw of the Eyes

(Proverbs 20:8 KJV)  A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.

This is another reminder that political leaders should have a concern with “judgment” (justice NASB) (1779).  This justice is of the Biblical sort, not the modern PC type.  This is the kind of justice that considers abortion immoral and an SUV a personal decision.  This king sends liars to hell and political spinmasters are there to welcome them but greets with joy a struggling alcoholic to the Wedding Feast of the Lamb.  This is a quality we should be looking for in our political leaders.

I also think this is a reflection of judgement day.  God will not need to speak.  The unwashed will flee His presence.  Just His holiness “scattereth” (disperses NASB) (2219) “evil” (7451b).  We have this picture of people being driven into the fire of hell.  I struggle with that and the idea of mercy.  One solution I have put together is that the fire of hell is nothing compared to the holy fire that pulses out of the “eyes” (5869) of our King.  I picture the unrepentant, the evil, gladly fleeing from His presence which only leaves one direction to flee.

So?  If you know Jesus, rejoice.  If you don’t, change.  Kind of simple, isn’t it?

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