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.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Landmark Decisions

(Proverbs 23:10 KJV)  Remove not the old landmark; and enter not into the fields of the fatherless:

One of the overlooked truths of history is the importance of land.  Around the time of the founding of America that was included in the concept of personal property.  Land and property provided financial security and thus liberty.  Keep in mind that when Jefferson originally wrote the Declaration of Independence he penned “Life, Liberty and Property” as the three basic rights.  I believe he was quoting John Locke.  The foundation for that is in the Bible.  We have one of the ten commandments that banned theft and another that dealt with covetousness, a cause of stealing.  Here we see it in regard to property lines.  It is Biblical to own land.  It is Biblical to have possessions.  This makes Communism and socialism antithetical to God’s people.  Politics?  Maybe.  Bible, definitely. 

So?  Don’t feel bad if you own a home.  Don’t be jealous of those who own homes.  It is not owning property that is the problem Biblically, it is being owned by property that is the problem.  Now go mow the lawn. 

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