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 14, 2015

Honor Your Telemarketer

(Proverbs 14:20 KJV)  The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.

This verse is one of the key differences between a truly Christian society and a non-Christian society.  As followers of Jesus, we are not allowed to discriminate purely on the basis of a person’s wealth.  What is being described here is the common behavior of human beings.  We tend to look down on the “poor” (7326) and kiss up to the “rich” (6223).

The concept in the Declaration of Independence that “all men are created equal” means that we cannot accept that as the basis of our culture.  We show whether we are Christian or not by how we treat the cashier at the fast food joint, the checker at the grocery store, the clerk in the department store or any one else that is providing a service to us. 

So?  Charity begins at home.  Christian character begins when you contact another human.  Eternal destiny is molded by simple little events like yelling at the telemarketer.  Did I just say that?  Ouch.