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 17, 2015

Salt, Not Peppers

(Proverbs 17:11 KJV)  An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.

Is there a spiritually acceptable rebellion that is protesting oppression and seeking justice?  Think of Moses going to Pharaoh and demanding that he set Israel free.  Think of Nathan appearing before David and telling him he had sinned.  Picture the prophets.  How about Peter refusing to be quiet about Jesus.  These examples fit the idea of protesting oppression and seeking justice. 

That is not what is being talked about here.  None of these examples were self seeking or based on secular ideas of oppression and justice.  None went to the point of violence or inciting violence.  They involved declaring truth and accepting the consequences.  One is an attitude that focuses on self, the other is a drive to make things better for everyone.

So?  Do you feel like a crusader?  Get over it.  You are supposed to be salt not jalapenos.  We are to be a righteous savor not an evil pounding. 

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