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, March 13, 2015

Don’t Blame Me

(Proverbs 13:6 KJV)  Righteousness keepeth him that is upright in the way: but wickedness overthroweth the sinner.

What does it mean to be “upright” (blameless NASB) (8537)?  The Hebrew is a part of a family of words that talk about being complete or finished.  Translations include “perfect” and “integrity.”  It sounds a lot like the Greek word “teleos”.  Let’s look at the nuance presented by the translation here.

In our modern culture we can have certain people who are thought to be blameless even when they are not necessarily upright.  An infant running outside in the buff is considered cute; an adult, naked.  One is indulged, the other is arrested.  In some cases, but not all, if you are not aware of a law you are excused.  Thus you can see that even though we are not perfect and in this life will never be, we can be blameless and righteous. 

So?  Walk upright before the Lord.  There is a reward.  It makes a difference. 

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