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, April 18, 2015

Il Duce Face

(Proverbs 18:12 KJV)  Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.

What kind of face do you present to the photographer?  Think of the photographs that we have of political leaders who have been swept into the dustbin of history.  Think of Hitler the Fuhrer, Mussolini Il Duce, Mao the Chairman.  When I think of such people I see looks of arrogance on their faces.  When you look at the pictures of leaders of the free world there is a much more pleasant mien.  It doesn’t mean that they are not “haughty” (1361b) but at least they don’t feel a need to broadcast it.

Now look at the popular portraits of today.  Young people seem to feel a need to look angry and untouchable, haughty.  It does not speak well of their future or prospects. 

So?  What kind of image to you portray to family and your outer circle?  What image does your heart want to portray?  Is it time for introspection and repentance? 

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