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, June 20, 2013

Do Not Season to Taste

(Proverbs 20:10 KJV)  Divers weights, and divers measures, both of them are alike abomination to the LORD.

The KJV uses the word “divers” to explain the problem.  Isn’t it strange that a word that was used to explain an abomination is now used in praise.  We live in a day when we think that diversity is a good thing.  There is a sense in which that is wholesome.  We need to get over expecting everyone to be exactly like us.

The problem is we live in a culture where diversity is the rule. It has become the basic philosophy of life.  It works out to mean that there is no objective truth.  There is no objective morality.  All ideas are right if they are right for you.  The cover word is multi-culturalism. 

Diversity in our modern, pagan culture means that all religions are the same.  Wrong.  It means that the law applies differently depending on the color of your skin or your political persuasion.  It makes a mockery of justice.

It is an abomination.

So?  If you don’t know the standards for right and wrong you won’t recognize a lie when you see it.  Get in touch with the Owner’s Manual provided by God.  Review the parts that explain the difference between sin and righteousness.  Then live as directed.  Do not season to taste. 

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