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.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Who’s the Snob?

(Proverbs 14:21 KJV)  He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.

What kind of snob are you?  As believers it is easy to get into a “holier than thou” mode.  In what ways do you feel superior?  I have lost some weight so I need to be careful about looking down my nose at people who look like I looked last year.  I drive old cars so I tend to label people in new cars as materialistic.  I am good looking..., well, maybe not.

Here the focus is the “poor” (6035).  For you that might hit home or you might have another measuring stick.  The key is that we are to be “gracious” (2603a) to the people around us.  That applies even to sinners.  The ones we are supposed to confront are in the pew next to us but that is not the issue here.

So?  Remember how Jesus answered the question, “Who is my neighbor?”  He picked the most despised group to set out as an example.  Go Ye and do likewise. 

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