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, March 30, 2014

Warning! Adjective Alert!

(Pro 30:6 KJV)  Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar.

You would think that honesty would be a simple thing.  What could be more simple than,
(Exo 20:16 KJV)  Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
And yet we often add little adjectives or adverbs that change the entire meaning of what we are saying.  Strangely enough the little additions always seem to make us look better or advance our agenda.

This is bad enough in every day experience but this verse in Proverbs is talking about doing it to the word of God.  Too often people take concepts that God has put forth and tweak them to advance a personal agenda.  One that I heard mentioned last night in Church was the adjective “social” added to the noun “justice.”  When you hear people taking God’s nouns and adding man’s adjectives it is time to run the other way.  God’s reproof can take some strong forms and I don’t want to be close when the lightning strikes.

So?  Honesty involves truth not spin.  It is based on fact not advantage.  Toe the line.


Gorges Smythe said...

I assume someone was being "socially" correct.

Pumice said...

And that is often synonymous with "heresy."

Grace and peace