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, March 3, 2016

Of Course You Don’t Understand

(Proverbs 3:32 KJV)  For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

Many people reject the teaching of the Bible.  They reject Jesus.  They reject their need for a savior.  Often the rejection is not open and honest but is “froward” (crooked NASB) (3868).  We might consider it a form of rationalization.  People will say it doesn’t make sense or they don’t understand and will focus on a minor issue on something that is perfectly clear.  The word has the idea of looking for back doors and shortcuts.  It has the idea of avoiding eye to eye discussions and instead tweeting or posting to Face-Book. 

God is not happy with this.  Our resistance and refusal to listen make it so that the Holy Spirit cannot teach us.  He could but that would be coercion and as false as hypocritical religion.  One of the reasons that the Bible does not speak to people is because they refuse to listen.  That is a key element in walking in righteousness.

So?  Keep your ears tuned by making sure your heart, mind, soul and strength belong to Him.  He will take care of the rest.


SLW said...

"He could but that would be coercion and as false as hypocritical religion."

A great line, that. So piercingly true.

Pumice said...

Robots can be programmed to be life-like, but they are still robots.

Grace and peace.