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.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Living in the Orchard

(Proverbs 2:22 KJV)  But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.

Judgement will come.  The “wicked” (7563) will be “cut off” (3772).  Two observations on this.

First, evil exists.  This understanding makes us different from our world and culture.  Our schools teach that sin and evil are just misunderstandings that can be treated by professionals.  God says it requires His grace.

Second, this verse is not a call to rejoicing but to witnessing.  I do rejoice in the God of my salvation.  I praise God that I am one of the redeemed.  I also pray for opportunities to share the hope that is in me and that the Holy Spirit would go before me preparing hearts.  Romans 11 talks about this process of cutting off and grafting in.  Here is a key verse.
(Romans 11:23 KJV)  And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be graffed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
Go read the rest for more understanding.

So?  Mourn and rejoice in the right understanding.  Witness and be used of God.  Go in grace today.

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