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.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Troubled Fountains

(Proverbs 25:26 KJV)  A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring.

If you are standing up for righteousness you know what it is to be attacked.  Until recently that has been a personal thing for the most part.  Sometimes the attack comes from other church people.  Sometimes it has come from family members.  Sometimes it is just misunderstanding.  Other times it has been vicious.

It is moving to another level.  With the conquest of public education by the secular forces the war on Christians is becoming something backed by the courts and the government.  Did you read the headline about soldiers being court-martialed for sharing their faith?  Have you been reading about how the Catholic church had to withdraw from the foster care system because they refused to cave in to the homosexual lobby?  Have you been paying attention?

How we respond makes a difference.  This verse warns us against taking the easy way out.  It tells us that we become “troubled” (trampled NASB) (7511) and “corrupt” (polluted NASB) (7843).  That doesn’t sound good.

So?  Start preparing your mind and heart.  Are you going to stand up and be counted or are you going to betray your Lord and Savior.  If it sneaks up on you and you blow it, repent and get on with life because it will come again. 

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