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.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Toxic Pursuit

(Proverbs 13:21 KJV) Evil pursueth sinners: but to the righteous good shall be repayed.

The NASB uses “adversity” (7463) for the KJV’s “evil”.  The problem with adversary is that we sometimes look at it as character building.  In fact you can find that point of view in the Bible.
(James 1:2-3 KJV) Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance
We can grow through the hard times. 

Here it might be better to label it The Adversary, as in Satan.  Evil has a way of marking people.  It is a toxic pollution that builds up over time, like arsenic.  There is a moral handicap that dogs “sinners” (2400).  It isn’t always immediately obvious.  In fact, evil is good at covering up the damage until it is too late.  Think of the millions who have HIV because of sinful activity.  Think of the small number who received the virus through a medical procedure.  Both will be living with that potential death until life comes to an end.

So?  Spiritual evil has a cure.  It isn’t an antibiotic; it is the Blood of the Lamb.  If evil is following you, seek the cure.  If you have already been inoculated, live in thanksgiving. 

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