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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Deliberate Blindness

(Proverbs 20:12 KJV)  The hearing ear, and the seeing eye, the LORD hath made even both of them.

There is no context to get to the meaning of this verse.  Well, there is context, but it doesn’t seem to relate.  That gives a lot of room for trying to figure the meaning.  It also means that we need to be careful about dogmatic statements.  So I see a word picture of God’s grace.

God gives eyes and ears to everyone.  The question is what do we do with them.  It is possible to ignore what we see and hear.  It happens every day.  People lie to us.  People demonstrate reprobate behavior.  Too often we keep ignoring what is clear because it is easier for us that way.  I think God extends His grace to everyone but because I believe in free will I don’t believe everyone is willing to respond.

Are there those that God does not reach out to?  In one sense, no.  God wants everyone saved.  In another sense, yes.  God knows us better than we know ourselves.  It is possible that there are a few people that He doesn’t bother with.

So?  The Holy Spirit is active in believers and rejecters.  As they say, the ball is in our court. 

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