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, April 8, 2011

Proverbs, In the Beginning

(Proverbs 8:22 KJV)  The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old.

This looks to me to be the beginning of a passage dealing with Creation.  It goes from verse 22 to verse 31.  Look it over if you have a Bible handy.  Even here in Proverbs we have reminders that the world is not an accident.  You may have heard about the theory of evolution and how “scientific” it is.  Not really.  It is a statement of faith.  There are many problems with it.  Honest scientists will admit that.  Unfortunately honest scientists are no more common than honest used car salesmen.  Both groups know that their financial success depends on selling their product.  In reality though the differences between Christians and evolutionists is not really about the process of evolution.  That is only a matter of “how” and is open to debate and experiment.  The controversy is over “Who” and “Why.” 

Christians have a conviction about the place of Jesus, or perhaps the Holy Spirit, in Creation.  The steps of the process are open to honest scientific investigation but if you reject the clear statement that God was the Managing Director, you can never come to a real conclusion.  Picture trying to study disease theory if you denied the existence of viruses just because they were too small to see.  There was a time in history when Doctors laughed at anyone who washed their hands and called them crazy.  Really.  So don’t confuse honest inquiry with religious fanaticism.  I am talking about the fanaticism of the religion of science.

Of course God “possessed” (7069) wisdom.  It is a part of His character.  And remember that we were created in His image.  That image was damaged by the Fall and our sin nature but through the Blood and the Spirit something can be done about that. 

So?  When you see a beautiful sunset be reminded that God wants to reestablish you as a part of His creation.  He wants to make you part of the family again.  Thank you, Jesus, for the reminder.

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