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, August 7, 2013

A Quiet “No” Is Still “No”

(Proverbs 7:11 KJV)  (She is loud and stubborn; her feet abide not in her house:

It would seem that there are different ways to be “rebellious” (5637).  This type of rebellion is conveyed in the KJV when it translates this word “stubborn”.  There is another one (4784) that means to be contentious.  You see them both used in Psalms
(Psalms 78:8 KJV)  And might not be as their fathers, a stubborn (5637) and rebellious (4784) generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not stedfast with God.
One is passive rebellion, the other overt.  Both are condemned.

So?  Are you one of those that resists the leading of God quietly or are you a loud protestor.  Neither is obedience.  Neither is the way of righteousness.  Consider the state of our soul. 


Humble wife said...

Quite a profound post that causes reflection. I have been both and as a sinner I admit this sadly but with Hope knowing I have the Truth to guide me and I am able to converse daily with Him to correct and direct my path.

Thank you once again for the post that makes me sit for a moment!

Pumice said...

I consider this an extension of my own personal worship that I am sharing. I try to listen as I write. Thanks for the response.

Grace and peace.

SLW said...

James says something of the sort: To one who knows the right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Even Jesus might have touched on this in the parable of the talents. The unjust steward buried his talent rather than using it, thinking it was safe to sin passively.

Good thoughts Pumice. Passively refusing to do good is no better than actively doing evil.

Pumice said...

Thank you. As an introvert I am more aware of the sins of omission than an extrovert might be.

Grace and peace.