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, November 24, 2011

I Knew That

(Proverbs 24:12 KJV)  If thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it? and he that keepeth thy soul, doth not he know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?

I run into two opposite and equal responses from people when they are presented with information.  One response is, “I knew that.”  Maybe they did, maybe they didn’t, but they recognize that they should have.  The other response is “No one ever told me that.”  Maybe.  But usually each response is to cover up the lack of listening.  The first can be humorous.  The danger of the second is hypocrisy.

While I believe God has a sense of humor, He sees through hypocrisy instantly.  Here hypocrisy is a synonym for a lie.  How often do we claim that we did not “know” (3045) something?  How often are we without excuse?  You can fool your friends.  You might be able to talk yourself into believing it.  God will not be mocked.

So?  Be honest.  God does not need a search warrant to know what is in your records.  He does not give jury trials.  That’s the bad news.  The good news is that He responds to repentance and has already paid for your Advocate and done the time for you.  Take advantage if you have not already done so.  If you have, rejoice.

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