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, January 28, 2014

Crime Is the Pits

(Pro 28:17)  A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

Being a Christian does not mean totally accepting everyone at all times.  Many of us could do better on being less judgmental, but we often lean over too far backwards.  Some people have done things that justifiably make them “flee” (a fugitive NASB) (5127).  The NASB marginal note says this means “flee to the pit.”  They should have so much fear of justice that they avoid civil society, even the church.

This is a hard concept for many to accept who have a view of love that is based more on Hollywood and modern, Bible rejecting theology than on the teachings of Jesus and Paul.  There is a place for a hard line.  I personally think the average church and average Christian has found it easier to ignore this.  It leads to coddled and comforted perversions.

So?  This is not something that is supposed to start a witch hunt.  This is a standard that we need to seriously consider in how we respond to crime.


Gorges Smythe said...

It certainly doesn't look good for abortionists.

Pumice said...

Since God is just and holy as well as love, I have to agree with you.

Grace and peace.