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.

Friday, March 14, 2014


(Pro 14:9 KJV)  Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

As I look at the definition of “mock” (3917b) one of the nuances given is to be inflated.  Our pagan, new age culture has inflated themselves to the point where they think they are too mature for childish ideas like “sin” (817).  Too often this view of sin has invaded the church.  Just as some used to focus on how we could never be righteous, now they laugh at the idea of sin.  The problem for them is social.  It can be solved by government and education.

Wrong.  We are to become “righteous” (upright NASB) (3477).  Righteousness, or uprightness, can only be achieved through the grace of God, the power of the Holy Spirit and an obedient heart.  It can be achieved.

So?  Always examine your assumptions in the light of God’s revelation.  The world around you perverts what God has to say.  Sometimes it is subtle.  Sometimes it is overt.  Always it is wrong.

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