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.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Be a Road Sign

(Proverbs 4:17 KJV)  For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.

How can you tell if someone is an enemy of God?  This verse gives a few indicators:  “wickedness” (7562) and “violence” (2555).  The first should be obvious except that we too often define evil behavior by our cultural norms not those of God.  Cultural norms are fluid and arbitrary.  For instance, murder is defined differently in different cultures but all cultures have the concept of murder.  The concept is from God, the definition gets bogged down in local traditions.  Skirt lengths are always going up and down.  God’s standard of modesty is always in force.

God’s people do not blow in the wind, they point the direction toward right.  They are compasses, not wind socks. 

So?  How are your definitions today?  Are you an employee that radiates the standards of God?  Are you an employer that demonstrates the care that God entrusted to you?  Apply that to parenting, shopping, driving, etc.  Be an example.  The world desperately needs it. 

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