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.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Righteous Insults

(Proverbs 5:2 KJV)  That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.

When I see “discretion” (4209) praised I am reminded of how different the values of the Bible are compared to the standards of today.  Words that were once honorable and positive have been painted with a dirty brush.  Traits that represent high standards and righteousness have become labels of derision.  Think of the insult of being called a prude.  You are insulted for not living in the gutter.  Remember when it was a mark of wisdom to discriminate?  It meant that you could tell the gold from the dross.  Now it means you are being called a racist. 

Have right and wrong changed?  Not in God’s eyes.  Not in terms of eternity.  But certainly by the standards of our day.  It is hard to read the word without realizing that we are out of step.  I guess that is one reason why we are supposed to be reading the word.

So?  Listen to the beat.  Find the melody.  It is hard to be in step or sing harmony if you are not paying attention.

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