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, July 6, 2014

The Irate Husband

(Proverbs 6:35 KJV)  He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts.

We are sinners.  That is a given.
(Romans 3:23 KJV)  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
This verse is talking about how we can wrong people and they may refuse to forgive or even accept compensation.  Often people will not forgive us because they don’t know if we are sincere.  It is hard to forgive a compulsive liar when they lie to you.

God will forgive.  He knows if we are sincere.  The catch is that you cannot buy God off.  God does not do “ransom” (3724a).  There is a similarity in the rage of God against our sin and the anger of a man wronged in adultery.  Like the husband, God cannot be bought off.

Unlike the husband, God loves us enough to provide a way out.  When Jesus died on the cross He paid a price with his blood that pays the price for our sin.  We can trust in His death for our salvation and be forgiven.

God can do this because He can see our heart and know if we are sincere.

So?  If you have already “plead the blood,” rejoice.  If you have not then picture an irate husband out there looking for you.  And he knows where you live.

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