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, September 24, 2015

Few Shades of Gray

(Proverbs 24:24 KJV)  He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:

What is the standard expressed in “righteous” (6662)?  For a time it was a slang word among the cool crowd.  They would say, “That’s righteous.”  Of course what they meant was that they liked it.  Whatever was the target of their praise met with their approval.  Unfortunately we have allowed our culture to dictate to us what is right and what is wrong.  We have seen this swing taking place in our attitude toward all forms of sexuality.  We often target the depravity of homosexuality, but keep in mind that God is just as angry at adultery and fornication.  He is just as angry at idolatry.  He is even more angry with liars, I think. 

Yet we sit by and support people who take positions that are against the clear teaching of the Bible.  We may not use the word “righteous” but our votes, dollars and silence say that we think they are on the side of the angels.

They aren’t.  Are we?

So?  Everything worth talking about should be filtered through God’s ideas of right and wrong.  Sure there are areas of gray but not as many as we make out.  Sometimes things look gray because we refuse to take our shades off.

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