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, July 22, 2012

Landmark Decisions

(Proverbs 22:28 KJV)  Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set.

There is an obvious, literal, historical understanding here.  Land is the foundation of wealth and stability.  Property is an established principle in the Bible.  In ancient Israel the land was given to families and was not to be sold.  If it was, then in the Year of Jubilee it was to be redeemed to the family.

This also speaks to me in a figurative, prophetic way.  We attend churches where leaders are attempting to “remove” (move NASB) (5472) the standards of doctrine and morality.  How often do we have people join just to try to change the group?

We were given “ancient” (5769) “landmark” (boundary NASB) (1366) markers in the Word.  I guess one of the problems we face is separating the unchanging standard from the cultural guidelines.  We are always getting styles of music and dress, which are cultural, confused with definitions of marriage and justice which are Biblical.  It can be done but it requires an active mind and an honest desire to know truth.

These boundaries were “set” (6213a) by God.  We are not to move them.

So?  Make yourself an expert on what is actually in the Bible and what is just in someone’s head.  There is no/t time to start on that like now.

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