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.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

One on One

(Proverbs 29:13 KJV)  The poor and the deceitful man meet together: the LORD lighteneth both their eyes.

I struggle with the linking of these two groups of people.  Both seem to be standing before the “light” (215) of God without any discernible difference.  I am guessing that we are seeing that our assumptions about each group are not reliable.

We assume that the “poor” (7326) are the virtuous, wronged party.  Down through history that has often been the case but just as we are guilty of judging the rich with nefarious motive we can be guilty of judging the poor as helpless pawns.  One of the differences between the Christian view and the current post-modern attitude is that we view people as individuals instead of members of a class or group.  That is called identity politics. 

God deals with us as individuals.  It may be that you are part of a persecuted minority.  God does not give you a pass on righteousness because of that.  It may be that you are part of the wealthy class, God does not condemn you because of that. 

So?  God wants to meet with you where you are.  He is not looking for victims desiring special treatment.  He is seeking sinners who are looking for a savior.  Consider where you stand. 

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