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, August 2, 2015

The Object of the Verb

(Proverbs 2:14 KJV)  Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;

Christians are different than non-Christians.  If we are not different then it brings up the question of really being a Christian.  This verse points out the inner character of the unconverted.  There are two verbs, “delight” (8056) and “rejoice” (1523).  They both have the same object:  “evil” (7451b).  The problem is not in the action but the object.

We are different because of our values not because of our feelings.  Pagans have feelings.  Christians have feelings.  We rejoice and celebrate.  We love and get angry.  The difference is in our ultimate focus, or priority.  Christians cannot rejoice in anything that produces or reinforces evil. 

So?  Why do you watch, read, play, sing, __________.  What is a the core of your motivations?  I guess a better way of phrasing it is, “Who is at the core of your motivation?”  You may need to go through a few layers.  Go ahead, I’ll wait....  I hope you found Jesus. 

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