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, April 21, 2016

The Offense of Salt

(Proverbs 21:10 KJV)  The soul of the wicked desireth evil: his neighbour findeth no favour in his eyes.

You need to understand that you cannot please everyone.  If I can misquote a supposed quote of Lincoln, “You can please some of the people all of the time and all of the people some of the time but you can’t please all of the people all of the time.”  I would depart from that to echo what this verse seems to be saying, some people you just can’t ever please.  You can never find “favor” (2603a). 

That is a hard thing to accept and the reason for it is even harder:  Many people are controlled by a desire for evil.  I think that the leaven of Christianity has diluted that in our culture but the rise of paganism is bringing it back with a vengeance.  Listen to what makes people laugh.  I don’t recommend that you check out the internet but listen to what people are able to find out there.  I never went to the sights that show video of Muslim terrorists cutting off heads but I understand they get mega hits. 

So?  We are to be salt but we need to understand that we live in a world teaching that salt is bad for you.  I trust that it doesn’t lead to martyrdom but it certainly will makes things uncomfortable at times.  Trust in Jesus and move forward. 

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