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, December 29, 2013

Poor Thinking Skills

(Proverbs 29:14 KJV)  The king that faithfully judgeth the poor, his throne shall be established for ever.

My daily pattern is to read through a chapter of Proverbs then go to the last verse in that chapter that I reflected on and move to the next verse for thought and meditation.  As I was reading the verse that jumped out at me was,
(Proverbs 29:7 KJV)  The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.
 It is one of those divine coincidences that makes verse fourteen the next I reflect on.  Both speak of how the poor are treated.

Verse 7 talks about the “cause” (rights NASB) of the “poor.”  Verse 14 wants “truth” (571) as a measure for the “poor” (1800b).  I earlier commented on how often Proverbs mentions fools.  The poor are also very common in this book but with a whole different attitude.  Where there is little patience for fools, the poor receive great compassion and concern. 

We are coming through a holiday season.  If you are Eastern Orthodox you are still in the middle of it.  I know that I need to be constantly reminded to be concerned for the poor.

I also need to be concerned about truth. 

So?  Just as we need to be thankful all year, we need to be concerned for Biblical justice all year.

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