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.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Multiplication Tables

(Pro 29:16 KJV)  When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

Evil “increaseth” (7235a) evil.  Count on it.  One of the life lessons that is not being taught in school today is cause and effect.  We teach the scientific method but we model behavior that says you never pay for sloth and other forms of sin.  As a teacher I watch students promoted and moved on who have no skills and have done no work.  It is the educational form of kicking the can down the road.  We reinforce what politics and the entertainment industry seem to be selling.

The Bible does not accept that.  Followers of Jesus can not accept that.  We must insist that morals do matter, that behavior influences behavior.  This is one statement of that truth.  If we continue to look the other way when children misbehave we sow the seeds for non-juvenile delinquents.  When we go see movies that undermine sexual morality we water the seeds that have already been planted by the TV screen.

So?  You may not be able to change your neighbor but you can live in righteousness.  If not, plan on being a part of the fall. 

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