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, January 20, 2017

E Pluribus Unum

(Proverbs 20:22 KJV)  Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee.

I don’t know about you but I don’t like this.  When I am wronged, I want justice.  I want vengeance.  I want them to pay.  I want the satisfaction of doing it myself.  Is it just me?

The problem is that such sentiments and actions are non-Christian.  It is pretty simple.  We are to forgive and leave the payback to God.  This has been a principle in American politics.  It is not always followed but we have this tendency to have an election, get all juiced up about our differences and then pull together after it is over.  That is being lost in our current culture.  Race baiting and the lust for power are gaining ground.  We need to stand against the flow.

So?  Did someone vote different from you?  Whichever side you are on, let it go and try to build toward a common future.  At least in the church we are to focus on what unites us, not what makes us difference.  E Pluribus Unum is a Christian concept that has been borrowed by politics.  Live it. 

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