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, June 14, 2012

What Do You Deliver?

(Proverbs 14:25 KJV)  A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

How many times have you heard, “Honesty is the best policy”?  It is possible that you have not heard it in the last few years.  The culture is changing. 

But the Bible and its truth are eternal.

We are commanded to give a “true” (truthful NASB) (571) “witness” (5707).  This is not an isolated idea.  It is bedrock.  Honesty and truth are not options, they are required.  This is so important that it is one of the Ten Commandments:
(Exodus 20:16 KJV)  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Think about your actions as well as your words.  Does your life say that followers of Jesus Christ can participate in immoral activity?  Does your lack of action say that followers of Jesus can lack in kindness and compassion?  This is important because it involves saving “souls” (lives NASB) (5315).

So?  How we live is not about being first in line or getting a bigger crown.  It is about where people will spend eternity.  Get serious.  Follow Jesus. 

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