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, September 29, 2011

The Roots of Equal Opportunity

(Proverbs 29:13 KJV)  The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

The Holy Spirit is an equal opportunity teacher.  This is one of the great principles of the Christian faith.  I was watching a secular video discussing the declining years of the Roman Empire.  In discussing the spread of Christianity in the Empire it said that one of the points of conflict was the teaching that there was spiritual equality before God.  We have our elites.  We have a class that is smothered by inherited wealth.  We also have those who struggle to make it to the end of the month.  In spite of that, the hearts of all Americans are molded by the idea that we are all equally human.  This comes from the Bible and is one of the foundations that are invoked when we talk about American being a Christian nation. 

The point in this verse is that both ends of the social spectrum “meet together” (have in common NASB) (6298) on the “light” (215)  of the Lord.  Neither can claim ignorance of God’s law.  God does not speak louder to the rich or the poor.  The difference isn’t in net worth but in net willingness.  Some will listen, some will not. 

So?  Are you listening to what the Holy Spirit is trying to say?  God deals with you where you are.  He speaks in language you can understand.  Things will go better in life if you accept that instead of claiming ignorance.  You and God both know better.

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