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, July 28, 2011

Bliss Is Ignorance

(Proverbs 28:5 KJV)  Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

I didn’t get very far reading today before this jumped out at me.  The world is very limited in what it can understand because it only really touches one side.  I notice this when I talk to people and call them liberals.  They often get hostile and deny it.  They say they are moderates.  They really believe it.  The problem is they are so surrounded and insulated by all of the voices for liberalism that they think it is the only real opinion.  They never hear any opposing voices.  This is why most people working in the news deny they have a liberal slant.  Conservatives must know both sides.  First, because they listen to it every time they turn on a TV or radio.  Second, because they must defend or explain their position every time they communicate.  We know all the rules, the entire game.

Picture trying to play chess and only knowing how to move the king and queen.  What if it never occurred to you that the knight could jump other pieces?  What if you didn’t know how to castle?  Or imagine using the chess pieces to play checkers.  That is the position much of the world is in.  They do not understand the world because they have ignored the instruction manual.

So?  Don’t become one of them by default.  Get into the instruction manual.  Find out the rules of the game.  Get to know the Game Designer.  If you are already a believer, you should be well on the way.  If you are not a believer then confess your sin, trust in Jesus and get turn your checkers into a chess set.


Gorges Smythe said...

A lot of onconvenient truth here!

Pumice said...

Do you ever feel like you are preaching to the choir? I guess that is why we ultimately trust the Holy Spirit to do the teaching and convicting.

Grace and peace

Gorges Smythe said...

Actually, most of the folks who really need this stuff probably won't read this kind of blog. However, we Christians keep hoping that SOMEONE who needs it will accidentally blunder by. In the meanwhile, I think we at least strengthen one another in the process.

Pumice said...

Two good reasons to keep on blogging.

Thanks again.

Grace and peace