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, February 11, 2016

Righteous Reward Multiplied

(Proverbs 11:31 KJV)  Behold, the righteous shall be recompensed in the earth: much more the wicked and the sinner.

Do you think eternal life will be wonderful?  Do you think that there will be rewards even in this life?  I agree, but that is not what this is pointing out.  This is a comparison.  Say on the scale of life heaven will be 100 points of blessing.  This is saying that the payment for the “wicked” (7563) will be -200.  It won’t just be the opposite but will “much more” (637/3588).  That sounds like a party I want to miss.

It doesn’t matter if you think Hell will be a literal lake of fire or not.  The point is that eternity for those who have rejected God and refused to bend their knee will be one of unmeasurable misery.

So?  Life is full of choices.  Some make a difference in the color of your sox.  Some are a bit more important.  Choose wisely. 

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