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, March 1, 2016

Love That Mocks

(Proverbs 1:26 KJV)  I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh;

We are familiar with the concept that God is love.  The reason for that is that the Bible says so and we like that idea.
(1 John 4:8 KJV)  He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
We like it because it makes us all warm inside and because we define love the way we want to instead of Biblically.  We confine God in our definition of love instead of understanding love as an attribute of God. 

Within that attribute of love is a holy, righteous God who rails at the sanctimonious excuses we make by trying to push Him as far as we can and then saying, “Oh, I am so sorry.  Forgive me.”  Read this verse again.  Somehow I don’t think it fits your stereotype of Grandfather God.  It does fit the character of a holy God who does not play games that mock Him.  Remember, He knows our hearts.  He knows when we have an ace up our sleeve or when we adjust the rules to give us the advantage.  He does not laugh.

So?  I trust this is not a warning to you.  I hope it is only a reminder that you need to look at the games that others play and not have a false sense of security about their standing before the Lord.

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