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.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

It’s a Keeper

(Proverbs 28:7 KJV)  Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

A believer “keeps” (5341) the “law” (8451).  I know that goes against our Protestant mantra of being under grace and not the law.  We are under grace.  So was Noah.  Grace is not a New Testament concept.  It was not a new idea with the Apostle Paul.

And the Law is not just an Old Testament concept.  Jesus spoke a lot about obedience and never about grace.

So what does it mean to keep the law?  This word means to “watch, guard, keep.”  It is much deeper than just following rules.  It involves making sure that standards are maintained.  It means obedience.  Notice that it is the product of a “wise” (discerning NASB) (995) son.  The contrast would be the fool.

So?  Put some energy into walking straight.  We can do nothing without the grace of God but He seems to infer that He expects us to do our part, whatever that is to you.


Gorges Smythe said...

Just like in the days of Paul, too many modern Christians plead grace to excuse continuing in their sins. Good post.

Pumice said...

As amazing as grace is, Paul makes it clear we are to walk in righteousness. Of course, we do that by grace and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Thanks for reading and thinking.

Grace and peace.