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, February 28, 2015

Don’t Be a Prince

(Proverbs 28:2 KJV)  For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.

A “land” (776) is “prolonged” (endures NASB) (748) by the force of a few spiritual people.  This makes me think of Lot in Sodom and Gomorrah.  If there had just been a few people who were righteous, the city could have been saved in spite of the population.  Is it possible that a few believers can keep America from going down the drain?

Someone once said, and it has been often repeated, that if God does not punish America then He will need to apologize to Sodom and Gomorrah.  Who are the “princes” (8269) of our country and what direction are they leading?  Are the “princes” of entertainment leading us toward righteousness or “transgression” (6588)?  Are the “princes” of education leading us toward truth or delusion?  Are the “princes” of politics leading us toward the rule of law or the tyranny of the elites?  Are the “princes” of the church leading us toward God or toward ego?

So?  Be salt.  Be light.  Be that one in the crowd who has not bent your knee to Baal.  It may not be pleasant but it is necessary. 

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