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.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Is the Playing Field Level?

(Proverbs 2:9 KJV)  Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

What is “equity” (4339)?   If you are into real estate it would be the value in your property that is not tied up in debt.  Here it is more along the ideas of equal but it has a moral quality to it.  The definition involves uprightness and straightness. 

The context is studying the written word and learning wisdom.  Wisdom based on scripture will help you make the hard decisions, not on personal advantage, but on the basis of what is right.  When we deal with other people there is supposed to be a consistency in our behavior and choices that does not waver just because we think it will benefit us.  Think about how our pagan culture is working overtime to change the assumptions.  Marriage is being redefined.  Loyalty to organizations is being ridiculed.  Honesty is a matter of what you want.

For us there is an unchanging standard.  A lie is a lie.  Truth is truth.

So?  There is a point where flexibility becomes a betrayal of everything eternal.  Each of us will need to make our own decisions but we need to know where we stand before we can evaluate where we want to go.

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