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, May 22, 2013

One Leg at a Time

(Proverbs 22:2 KJV)  The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Friendship involves going through common experiences.  When you cease to share you can drift apart.  Often it is the struggles which build the strongest bonds.  Too often social barriers keep those bonds from happening.  I remember when my parents forced us to change churches when I was a kid.  I hated the change but it was a very healthy one for all of us.  We left a church of people like us socially and went to one that had people “above” us.  I never knew it.

The church we went to had judges and millionaires who treated my blue-collar father like the honorable man he was.  Although he worked with his hands and only graduated from high school, he was accepted and never felt out of place.  That is the way the church should be.

So?  How do you get along with the janitor where you work?  You are the janitor?  How do you get along with the people you clean up after?  If you are brothers in Christ you should have a bond.  Even if you don’t, Christian courtesy is the order of the day. 


Gorges Smythe said...

That was a RARE church, no wonder your folks chose to go there. On the other hand, I've gone to some churches where NO-ONE had the proverbial pot to p_ss in and they spent all their time looking for reasons to think more highly of themselves than others. And they HATED rich folks.

Pumice said...

It seems to me that narrow minds, prejudice and bigotry don't care what color or class you are. I guess that is why they call to problem sin and we have no physical description of the cure, Jesus.

Grace and peace.