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 20, 2015

Rhet Asks a Question

(Proverbs 20:9 KJV)  Who can say, I have made my heart clean, I am pure from my sin?

This is a rhetorical question.  For those of you who did not pay attention in school that does not mean a question asked by Rhet.  It means a question that does not expect an answer because the answer is so obvious.  It is like the kid who is the only other person in the room who says, “Who?  Me?”

The answer to this question of course is “No one.  Not even Jesus.”  Before you accuse me of heresy remember that Jesus had no “sin” (2403b) to cleanse.  He was free from sin eternally.  That is what made it possible for Him to be the sacrifice for our sin.
(2 Corinthians 5:21 KJV)  For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
The answer to this question is the same before and after the cross.  Only God can do this.

So?  Rejoice.  God is willing.  Jesus has paid the price.  That puts the ball in your court.  I hope you have already accepted the invitation. 

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