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.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Bless the City

(Proverbs 11:11 KJV)  By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked.
As I read through this chapter today I am repeatedly struck by the frequent use of words like “upright” (3477).  Other words from the NASB are “righteous”, “perfect”, “man of understanding”, “faithful spirit”, “gracious woman” and many other expressions that get across an idea that we often resist.  We are expected to be salt in our communities.  You cannot be salt without being salty.  Just as you don’t add ginger when the recipe calls for salt, so you can’t accept the role of being unrighteous and expect to be salt.

So?  You were a sinner.  You have been saved by grace.  You now walk in the light.  You are now salt and need to get around the business of being a blessing to your city.  You are different and God has made you that way.  Serve.  Influence.  

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