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.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Lack Transparency

(Proverbs 25:9 KJV)  Debate thy cause with thy neighbour himself; and discover not a secret to another:

We tend to honor transparency too much.  We have a lot of psychological jargon we throw around about being “open” and “genuine.”  In education we talk about “authentic assessment.”  Most of it is meaningless babble designed to touch your feelings and manipulate you.  Here we are reminded that many of the things we make public are best kept private.

You have a disagreement?  Fine.  “Argue” (7378) your “case” (7379).  Notice that the Hebrew words are alphabetically next to each other.  It is like saying, “Contend your contention.”  We will have disagreements.  We need to be honest.  We don’t need to be loud.

So?  Share them with the person involved, not the world. 

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