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, August 9, 2014

Double Standards

(Proverbs 9:7 KJV)  He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot.

We are to be more patient toward the world than toward other believers.  It may seem like it is backwards but we see this double standard throughout the Bible.  This is one expression of it.  Paul discusses it in I Corinthians 5.  That is the chapter where he is condemning the man having an affair with his step-mother and still being accepted by the church.  Toward the end of the passage he says,
(1 Corinthians 5:12 KJV)  For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
The world does not claim to live by our standards.  It is pointless to measure someone in inches if they only understand centimeters.

So?  Relax when faced by the corruption and decadence of the world.  For them it is normal.  Get concerned when you see it in the church.  It might be a good idea to do a selfie on this one.  

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