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.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Rebels at Heart

(Proverbs 17:11 KJV)  An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

We tend to think that some are in “rebellion” (rebellious NASB) (4805) by nature and others are cooperative.  On the surface that is obvious but on a deeper level we are all rebels.  The Bible teaches that in our hearts we are sinful creatures, we are resisting God and seeking to be lord of our own lives.  We see this expressed throughout scripture.  Let’s look at one such verse.
(Isaiah 53:6 KJV)  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Seeking our own way is the same as seeking evil since we are lost in sin.  Of course Isaiah also promises the coming of the Lamb of God, His death on the cross and the removal of our evil, or iniquity.

So?  Where is your heart today as you move through your day?  Are you rebellious?  Are you seeking your own way?  It is time to change course before God sends a “cruel” (394) “messenger” (4397). 

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