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.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Witness on Trial

(Proverbs 14:25 KJV)  A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.

My first thought in reading this was being a “witness” (5707) in court.  It is used that way.  It is also the word used as false witness in the Ten Commandments.  I have never done the first and hopefully avoid the second.  I then realized there is one sense in which we use the word that is, or should be, a daily occurrence.  I am to be a witness for Jesus Christ.

What kind of testimony do I give for Jesus on a daily basis?  If asked in a carefully controlled environment I can do an acceptable job.  Most of us could.  The big issue is in the moment by moment ways in which we demonstrate to people who really is Lord of our lives.  By being impatient, by stretching the facts, by ignoring the obvious, even by being silent, I can deny my Lord.

So?  Jesus said turn the extra cheek.  He told us not to take a brother to court.  He told us to love our enemies.  How is my witness?

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