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, January 15, 2015

Note the Contrast

(Proverbs 15:25 KJV)  The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Notice the contrast here.  Solomon starts off with the “proud” (1343) but instead of moving to the humble he brings in widows.  In our culture widows often have the assets of their deceased husband and might even have a career of their own.  Young widows with children can even get a check from the government.  It doesn’t necessarily make them wealthy as a class but they are a long way from the helpless of Solomon’s day.

The contrast is to keep us mindful of the reality that with God, one size does not fit all.  God is not into diversity when it comes to attitude.  Pride tends to lead us to figuring we are on a par, or slightly above, God.  That is why Hell will be so full.  It won’t be ignorance.  It won’t be ability.  It will be pride that keeps people from saving faith.  Remember,
(Philippians 2:10-11 KJV)  That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
If you don’t bend your knee in this life you will still do so in the next, but then it will be too late.

So?  Rejoice in the God of your salvation.  Or be afraid, be very afraid. 

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