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.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Value Subtracted Tax

(Proverbs 16:27 KJV)  An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.

Some people are simply “worthless” (NASB, ungodly KJV) (1100).  This seems to be a compound word putting together “destruction” and “worthy”.  I think it is broader than the KJV translation.  While an ungodly person is certainly worthless, they are not synonyms.  Worthless is broader than ungodly.

The point we find hard to admit is that some people are worthless.  Our culture does not want to admit this.  Our churches don’t want to admit it.  Our pulpits don’t want to admit it.  The Bible calls them “worthless.”  Over the next few verses it uses other words to describe them and various behaviors to identify them.

In each case the worthless/ungodly are identified by choices they make and actions they take.

So?  Take a look at yourself.  You can’t change the other guy, but you have the deciding vote in your own life.  Repentance, forgiveness and obedience can move anyone from the liability column to the asset column. 

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