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, July 21, 2016

A Principle and a Warning

(Proverbs 21:13 KJV)  Whoso stoppeth his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

This verse presents a Biblical principle in yet another way.  Here the literal issue is our treatment of those in need.  This is not talking about the person who does not have a college education or internet access.  That is not poverty.  Biblical poverty is not having eaten and having no money in a time of high unemployment.  I guess it could be extended to figurative cases such as those with mental or emotional poverty but the literal poor give us enough to work on. 

Jesus addressed the principle in a more figurative way.
(Matthew 6:15 KJV)  But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
It is a variation of the golden rule. 
(Luke 6:31 KJV)  And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.
It is a principle for our lives today.  It is also a warning for our destiny in eternity.

So?  Remember that love is patient and kind.  I imagine that we can all find ways to apply that today.

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