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, February 7, 2013

Don’t Be a Victim

(Proverbs 7:26 KJV)  For she hath cast down many wounded: yea, many strong men have been slain by her.

One of the problems we face today in our culture is the growing number of people who consider themselves “wounded” (victims NASB) (2491a).  It is a growing community of people who want to blame others for the problems in their lives.  We may not realize it but this is a result of rejecting the Biblical view of sin and the fallen nature of man.  Modern secular humanism believes that man is good and will do what is right if given the chance.  This makes them victims instead of free souls.

The margin of the NASB gives us a literal translation of this word, “mortally wounded.”  This is much more accurate than victim.  If you follow through what is happening in these verses we have a young man who has chosen to enter into an illicit sexual relation with another man’s wife.  We call it adultery.  It is sin.  He is not a victim, he is an accomplice.  He walked into this with his eyes open.

Because of this he is condemned.  Sin causes difficulty in this life and death for eternity. 

So?  Don’t fall into the cultural trap of being a victim.  God has given us a promise. 
(1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV)  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Don’t fall for the deadly lie of Satan and the culture.  You are responsible for your behavior. 

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