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, August 14, 2016

Cayenne Christianity

(Proverbs 14:34 KJV)  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

The scandals we see in the headlines are continuous and prolific.  It seems like there is something new every day.  If you don’t like the MSM you can look at the rags posted by the checkout in the grocery store.  Someone is always cheating on someone.  This verse says that such a culture is not good news.  It is not sleaze that “exalts” (7311) a nation.  If we care about our country what are we to do?

Pray.  That should be a constant thread of our life, not the last resort.

Vote with discernment. 

Witness about the truth and advocate moral positions.

Most important, live in “righteousness” (6666).  Prayer is important but if we are not living out the life of the upright our prayers are a bit empty.  None of us will every be president.  It has to be someone but I am betting it won’t be me.  I will never be rich or influential.  I can be faithful.  Notice that it does not say “righteous nation”.  It says righteousness.  Keep in mind that God promised to save Sodom and Gomorrah if Lot could have found just a few moral people. 

So?  It doesn’t take much.  It may not be the best example but when I make chili the recipe calls for 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne powder.  If I put much more than that it ruins the experience for me.  You might like more but you will never expect to eat it straight and still have a mouth when you are done.  We can be the little bit that makes a big difference.

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