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, April 29, 2016

The Measure of a Liar

(Proverbs 29:12 KJV)  If a ruler hearken to lies, all his servants are wicked.

It is important who is in the top position.  It is important that they be moral, even when no one is watching and it needs to be a morality based on Biblical principles, not what is the popular mores.  While it is true that God can work with the unworthy life it is better for everyone if the “ruler” (4910) is on board.

This is important in the climate of elections and a democratic form of government.  The citizens of Rome didn’t have much to say about who led them.  The people who live in most third world countries are forced through life at the point of a gun.  I am sure that at times it seems we have nothing to day about it even in our republic but keep in mind you do have one vote.  In this election cycle there have been many people of moral fiber running to become our next “ruler” or president.  One by one they have fallen away.  We are approaching the time when we must decide and the area of truth is a good way to judge.

So?  When you go to the polls ask yourself which candidate has the best record of speaking truth.  Don’t accept the label of liar because it is leveled by another candidate or by a media trying to shape the election.  Do a little research.  If you need to, make a list and compare.  You may come to a different conclusion than I do but the idea here is that if a person lives by lies then the people they will chose to work with them will also be “wicked” (7563).  If we vote for the wicked, what does that say about us? 

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