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.

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Good, the Bad, the Disgusting

(Proverbs 13:5 KJV)  A righteous man hateth lying: but a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame.

“Righteous”, good.

“Lying” (falsehood NASB) (8267), bad.

“Wicked” (7563), disgusting.

We have the good, the bad and the disgusting.  It really isn’t three things, it is two.  We are looking at things from the viewpoint of God.  That is the only viewpoint that really matters.

As humans in a fallen society we tend to see things through the eyes of our culture.  We tend to look at celebrities, be they movie stars or Christian authors, as people to emulate.  We tend to overlook the hypocrisy and deceit that often go along with them.  We accept people who lie and act like it doesn’t matter.  We see people committing adultery and look the other way.  We vote for people who have no time for God in their lives.

God is not amused.

So?  Everything we think or do should run through the filter of righteousness.  Every choice and decision needs to be put on the balance of eternity.  Disgusting is not cute.