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.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

The Balking Dead

(Proverbs 9:18 KJV)  But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Somewhere in a novel I remember reading a phrase, “They are dead.  They just don’t know it.”  I think it referred to people who had been infected with a disease or parasite.  We are surrounded by the walking “dead” (7496) and I am not talking about zombies.  I am talking about spiritual zombies, people who have been infested by sin and have no hope.

The reason they have no hope is because they have no faith.  Having no faith is a matter of choice.  You could call them the balking dead instead of the walking dead.  Think about the people who saw Jesus raise Lazarus from the dead.  Did they fall at the feet of Jesus and proclaim Him Lord?  No. 
(John 11:53 KJV)  Then from that day forth they took counsel together for to put him to death.
They were dead and didn’t know it.

So?  Do you know any spiritual zombies?  Pray for them.  Witness if you get a chance.  Live an upright life in front of them.  Hope is available. 

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