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, October 13, 2015

Covert or Overt?

(Proverbs 13:13 KJV)  Whoso despiseth the word shall be destroyed: but he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded.

How do you show that you despise something?  It can be overt or covert.  Overt contempt can be mocking and belittling.  It is active.  You insult in humor.  You build dramas that distort and lie.  You talk about the Crusades as if it was an invasion instead of a war of liberation.  You get people to join you in an active campaign to reject Christianity.

Covert is simply ignoring.  There used to be a poster on a wall at our school.  I don’t know if it is still there.  On it were two Bible quotes.  The problem is that the quotes were attributed to a drug crazed rock star.  When you have thousands of people going to aid people suffering from a disaster you neglect to mention that most of them are Christians.  You drop William Wilberforce out of the school curriculum and add Wilma Mankiller.  After all, the influences of God and His people are only worth mockery.

So?  Find out about what God has done and is doing.  Begin with the word.  Find out where the idea of being kind to the poor came from.  Who says we should be fair to foreigners?  It didn’t originate in the UN.  Know your history. 

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