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, October 24, 2012

Long Term Blessing

(Proverbs 24:25 KJV)  But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

It is key to get the context here.  In verse 23 Solomon is condemning partiality based on class and status.  Justice is defined as all being equal before the law, a concept that is expressed in the Declaration of Independence when it talks about all men being created equal.  So consider the subject under consideration.

Then add the time element.  Justice means the “blessing” (1293) will “come” (935).  It just takes a little bit of time to see it.  Think about it.  When a parent disciplines a child they do not see instant adult character.  When a farmer cuts a weed, it is not considered part of the harvest.  When a believer reads a verse he doesn’t come close to the whole counsel of God.

But they are necessary steps.

So?  Be a dispenser of justice, impartial justice, both up and down.  Don’t fall for the political motivation that talks about pagan concepts like “social justice.”

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