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.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Legal v Moral

(Proverbs 22:22 KJV)  Rob not the poor, because he is poor: neither oppress the afflicted in the gate:

Again we see the command not to take advantage of the “poor” (1800b) or the “afflicted” (6041).  There is a certain mindset that lives nobly, unless they think they can get away with it.  In public they are fair and compassionate.  In the shadows they take every shortcut they can think of.  These people are spiritual bullies. 

This is one of those things that should not need to be said once, let alone repeated.  The fact that it is a theme indicates how easy it is for us to drift into sin and rationalization.  I wonder if “oppress” (crush NASB) (1792) implies that there are things that are legal but not moral.  They are not the same.  Many things that we can do legally are not acceptable for those who follow the Law of Liberty.

So?  Let me use an old cliche, “We march do a different drummer.”  Rejoice in that, don’t try to work around it. 

1 comment:

Pumice said...

I must agree, Amen.

Grace and peace.