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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Now Is the Time to Listen

(Proverbs 16:13 KJV)  Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.

This verse continues to mystify me.  It helps to look at the context although in Proverbs that does not always apply.  From the surrounding verses and the feel of this section I think we must assume that Solomon is talking about righteous kings. 

Perhaps we can use this to decide whether a king is righteous or not.  How does he respond to words of righteousness.  Does he mock or embrace?  The same standard could be applied to our political leaders in a free society.  How do they respond to the ideas, words and values that are consistent with the Word of God.  Usually you can figure this out if you watch.  A simple and obvious example in our current culture:  When someone embraces gay marriage, they are not embracing God’s word.  This would apply to the city counsel as well as the presidency. 

So?  We have no elections in progress but we will.  Now might be a good time to start listening to what the people are saying who might run for office.  Don’t wait for the sound bites of the last week.  Who they have been is who they will be.