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 14, 2013

Vicodin Warning

(Proverbs 14:9 KJV)  Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

Once again the marginal reading gives us an interesting insight into the spiritual life.  “Sin” (817) is explained as being literally “guilt.”  It is even more specific than that.  In the NASB, out of 46 times the Hebrew word is used, 38 times it is translated “guilt offering.”  But for today lets simply leave it as “fools mock (3917b) at guilt.”

I wish I had a soapbox on a freeway overpass that everyone was required to drive under during rush hour with their windows open.  Our culture is brainwashing us to believe pagan myths about the nature of man and our response to evil.  We are being inoculated against the feeling of guilt because in our culture guilt is evil.  Guilt makes us aware that something is wrong.  Think of it as spiritual pain and all modern psychology and education is designed to be Vicodin. 

Fools reject guilt.  They laugh at it.  They claim we are victims of our culture not lost in sin.

So?  Be aware of the philosophy of the world you live in.  Reject it.  Do not embrace the values of fools.  It is hard to repent of guilt you do not acknowledge. 


Gorges Smythe said...

That last sentence says it all!

Pumice said...

Our victim culture puts up barriers to the grace of God.

Grace and peace.