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.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Isolated in a Group

(Pro 14:11 KJV)  The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.

This verse helps us understand the difference between absolute expectations and general principles.  Many of the principles given in the word are applied over time and develop slowly.  Each of us is responsible for our own salvation.  We will not stand before God as part of a committee or members of a denomination.  We are accountable as individuals.

At the same time we are part of larger groups and not only do we influence them but they influence us.  We are part of a “house” (1004).  Think of that as your family.  It could also be your church.  It could be your country.  The principle applies over time.  You as an individual might be saved and your entire family lost.  You might be the faithful remnant in a decadent nation.  God will not be mocked.

So?  You can’t be responsible for how others act.  All you can really do is be salt and light.  Don’t be surprised when the ax falls on a family or a nation.  Pray for your family.  Pray for your country.

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