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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Living in Denial

(Proverbs 28:24 KJV)  Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Denying sin does not make it any less a sin.  Our culture is into victimhood.  We tend to want to analyze people and look for the reasons they did what they did.  We then make excuses for them.  We tend to think we can read their hearts and find reasons to justify not punishing them.  One example is what is now called a “hate” crime.  If you murder someone because you hate a protected attribute they have, skin color or sexual orientation, then it is somehow worse than if you just kill them.  Hate becomes worse than murder.

God wants us to let him judge the heart.  We can judge the behavior.  Murder is murder.  Theft is theft.  Gossip is gossip.  We need to remember that.

So?  Be careful when you hear psychologists, social workers and educators try to make excuses for sinful behavior.  One of the torments of Hell may be listening to people’s excuses. 


buddeshepherd said...

I am continually guilty of this. It goes hand in hand with "rationalization," which is also bargaining with God. The best line I ever heard from Sienfeld was when George said, "It is not a lie if you believe it,"
That statement explains so much about modern society.

Pumice said...

But keep in mind that Moses was continually arguing with God.

Grace and peace.