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, November 8, 2014

The Wrong End of the Knife

(Proverbs 8:36 KJV)  But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.

Most of us have heard the expression, “This is going to hurt me more than it will hurt you.”  It is usually associated with discipline.  That would also be a statement about our sin.  We may sin against others.  We may sin against God.  In the long run it “wrongeth” (injures NASB) (2554) the sinner.  The implication here is not that sin is a two edged sword but a knife we are holding from the wrong end.

The reason God is so serious about sin is because it will hurt Him more than it will hurt us.  We suffer in Hell.  We deserve it.  Jesus took on our sin.  He did not deserve it.
(2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV)  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
So?  If you are still rebellious you might think about what it is doing to your life now and for eternity.  If you are a believer it might be time for a tune up. 

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