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, December 22, 2011

Don’t Be Afraid to Be Right

(Proverbs 22:21 KJV)  That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

This is the concluding part of a question that begins in verse 20.  Why has God given us the Bible? So we can “know” (3045).  This highlights the difference between the Christian hope and the hope of the world.  We know, we don’t wish.

There is “certainty” (7189b) in what we know.  The “words” (561) that are given to us are grounded, watered and harvested in “truth” (571).  That statement in itself is enough to turn the relativistic values of post-modern thinking against us.  I guess this means to know the truth of the truth. 

Does that make you uncomfortable?  I hope is does so, just enough to knock the arrogance out but not so much that we back down.  There is a phrase that is used casually in the political and educational worlds.  It comes from the Bible and it refers to Jesus.
(John 8:32 KJV)  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
Remember that after that He said,
(John 14:6 KJV)  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
So?  Remember you can’t know your Bible if you don’t read your Bible.  Get to know the truth, written and living.  Let it and Him effect your day. 

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