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.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

With or Without

(Proverbs 16:8 KJV)  Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

The comparison here is not really between “little” (4592) and “great” (7230).  They are adjectives modifying the nouns.  The contrast is between “righteousness” (6666) and “right” (injustice NASB) (3808/4941).   As followers of Jesus we are to be seeking that which is moral and right.  We are to be rejecting that which is wrong.  It seems pretty easy.  It isn’t.

Life if full of compromises that are necessary.  You might drive an older car so you can help your kids through college.  You might eat a cheaper cut of meat or only eat out when you have a coupon so that you can tithe.  We do this kind of thing all the time.  The problem is that our culture is rejecting morality and pushing us to compromise on the core issues.  In those cases it is necessary that we do not compromise.

So?  You can’t know what is a core issue unless you are willing to be honest.  It starts with the word.  It is augmented by the people we listen to.  Make sure that they agree and that you make the hard decisions. 

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