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.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Afflicting the Comfortable

(Proverbs 28:4 KJV)  They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

We are to “contend” (strive NASB) (1624) with evil leaders.  This is a call to arms.  This is the “Onward Christian Soldiers” of Proverbs.  This is a command that the modern church tends to be forgetting because in a world of “seeker friendly” and “trigger warnings” we have learned to avoid making people feel uncomfortable.  The phrase that comes to mind is “Afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted.”  Evidently this was originally applied to the world of journalism and Christians adopted it.  Today neither one fulfills this role.  We would rather fluff the pillows of perdition that make them so comfortable.

Here we are reminded that we are in conflict with our society.  We are at cross grains.  We are an irritation.  We are to be merthiolate, not peroxide. 

So?  Be a healer.  That means killing germs.  To those in pain we can offer comfort and hope.  To those in the service of Satan we should offer nothing but opposition.

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