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, August 15, 2012

Living with Evil

(Proverbs 15:26 KJV)  The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.

Again we are reminded that the “wicked” (evil NASB) (7451b) exist.  If you believe that you are out of step with our culture.  If you don’t believe it you are out of step with God.  Which do you prefer? 

Do fear and evil go together for the believer?  I did a word search of the NASB for verses that had these two words together.  I had thirty-one hits and none of them indicated we should fear evil.  The KJV had 29 hits.  One verse did stand out in the midst of this.  You all will recognize it. 
(Psalms 23:4 KJV)  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
If you follow Jesus there are two extremes that He ties together:  Evil and lack of fear.

So?  Live there.  Evil is.  Jesus overcomes.  Walk in faith today.


Gorges Smythe said...

A good reminder!

Pumice said...

Have you noticed how often we preach to ourselves. I try to listen.

Grace and peace.