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, September 8, 2015

Ethical Salt

(Proverbs 8:10 KJV)  Receive my instruction, and not silver; and knowledge rather than choice gold.

We live in the information age.  “Knowledge” (1847) is power.  This verse would seem to be written for modern culture but the secular culture misses the bull’s-eye because they shoot at the wrong target.  We see concern for the poor turning them into a dependent class with no hope because we want to help them.  Welfare, EBT, WIC, dare I say it, Social Security, are wonderful ideas that are not guided by Biblical principles.

We have real problems in ethics.  Science is facing the real issue of “could” doesn’t always mean “should”.  How do you decide about things like research involving the body parts of aborted babies.  As I write our culture is doing its best to ignore video of abortion industry executives talking about “less crunchy” abortions and negotiating the price of the body parts produced.  They are ignoring the advice of Proverbs that their goals need to be guided by the eternal.  The prevalent ethos seems to be that the ends justify the means.

So?  When you hear the news and discuss the news you need to be salt.  You need to enhance the desire to think in the people around you.  You can’t be salt unless you fill your shaker.  Have a great day of growing.

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