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, September 18, 2014

The Good Old Days

(Proverbs 18:5 KJV)  It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

We sometimes feel like things are worse now than in the past.  Some wise person once said that we should remember that the “good old days” were not that good.  I am at the beginning of a new school year.  We look back and compare.  Some comparisons are accurate, others are whistling in the dark. 

Have you noticed a tendency in our modern society to “thrust aside” (5186) the “righteous” (6662).  Godly people are mocked in our society.  It can be as simple as calling people “prudes” as derision when that should be a complement.  It could be as damaging as arresting parents for trying to home school their children.  We tend to think this is something new.  If it is so new, why is Solomon warning against it.  It is interesting that this tendency is a cultural norm not just the result of our present age.

So?  The principles and standards of the Bible are time tested.  They apply today as well as they did then.  We may have instant text messaging instead of smoke signals but the condition of the heart is still the same.  Apply the eternal. 

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