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.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

A Prince of a Guy

(Proverbs 17:7 KJV)  Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

We do not have royalty.  We do not celebrate royalty.  There is no such thing in reality as an American “prince” (5081).  In fact the Constitution has a section about titles of nobility.  At the same time we have an expression “he is a prince of a guy.”  So let’s go with that. 

As a Christian I should be a “prince of a guy.”  This verse reminds me that lying is not acceptable of such a person.  Lies multiply.  Liars abound.  We can make ourselves stand out in our world by simply being people of truth.

Which means we believe there is truth.  That means values and morals are not relative, but absolute.  Again we are at odds with our culture.  Two verses from outside of Proverbs.
(John 14:6 KJV)  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

(Revelation 21:8 KJV)  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
So?  It is hard in our culture.  It may not pay today.  It will pay when lake-front property is being passed out for eternity. 

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