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, April 3, 2015

Science and Wisdom

(Proverbs 3:21 KJV)  My son, let not them depart from thine eyes: keep sound wisdom and discretion:

What, or who, are the “them” referred to in this verse?  If you go back to the beginning of the chapter you find it proclaiming the teaching the God has given us.  That is the basic but if you look back to the preceding verses it seems to be talking about creation and the physical universe.  In verse 19 it talks about founding the earth and establishing the heavens.  In verse 20 it mentions the deeps and the sky.

It seems to me that this is permission for us to develop a scientific understanding of the world we live it.  Yes, I know that is a stretch, but it is still valid.  Look at your world.  Evaluate it.  Apply “wisdom” (8454) and “discretion” (4209).  When research comes up with something, keep your eyes open and don’t fall for the hoax of phoney science or politically motivated conclusions.  Keep in mind that by definition evolution is a theory.  So is creation.  We believe that God created the universe.  We believe that He is a God of order and consistency. 

So?  Observe and think.  Don’t be afraid of truth, just make sure that it is truth not just a bunch of numbers made up to get a federal grant.  Remember that if it doesn’t seem to make sense, it probably doesn’t. 

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