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, October 24, 2011

Spiritual EMT

(Proverbs 24:11 KJV)  If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

Am I my brother’s keeper?  This says, “Yes.”  We are to “deliver” (5337) those who are being “drawn” (taken NASB) (3947).  This would speak to the believer in the time of the Holocaust.  Those who hid Jews from the Nazis were fulfilling this command.  It may come as a command to us in the future when believers are being hounded by the government or mobs.  It may be that we will never need to act in this extreme situation.

But we have situations that seem less extreme, but really are more dangerous.  If a believer is being targeted by an oppressive government or group, all they can lose is their life.  Eternity is still secure.  You do believe that, don’t you?  But what if a person is “ready for” (staggering to NASB) (4131) hell on their own steam?  Do you see the death there?  And remember that it is final, eternal death.  Watch for an opportunity to share life.

So have you said a good word for or about the Lord lately?  Don’t force it.  Look for natural chances to praise the God of eternity.  Let the Holy Spirit do the hard work of convicting and convincing.

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