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, May 8, 2015

Nobility in Democracy

(Proverbs 8:6 KJV)  Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things.

This is Wisdom speaking.  She speaks of “excellent things” (noble things NASB) (5057) and “right things” (4339).  The word “noble” here is referring to the upper classes, the leaders.  It reminds us that certain people are put in positions of responsibility and public trust.  We do not have a nobility in our American culture.  We do not think in terms of people being better because of blood or family position.  We tend to think of merit instead.  It is still a group of people who are making the big decisions.

We need a “nobility” that is in tune with wisdom.  We need leaders who have taken the time to seek out what God has already made clear about life.  For most of us that means voting or supporting those who are in this camp.  In selected cases we may be in leadership.  Then it is on our heads to “hear” (listen NASB) (8085).

So?  I need to be prepared for unexpected leadership moments.  I need to do my homework in preparation.  Someone may ask my opinion or give me a job to do.  I will respond better if I am already prepared. 

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