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.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Guilty as Charged

(Proverbs 28:24 KJV)  Whoso robbeth his father or his mother, and saith, It is no transgression; the same is the companion of a destroyer.

Some people say that America has never been a Christian country.  If you require a population that is 100% converted and walking in righteousness, then no, we haven’t been.  If you mean a country that has been based on Biblical ethics and justice, then yes, we have.  The sad thing is that is changing.  People have committed adultery since the dawn of time.  People still commit adultery.  The difference today is that people are starting to say, “No big deal.”  We have come up with this nonsense of “victimless crimes”.  Politicians have always been on the take but now there is no shame involved.

We are surrounded by a culture that denies their actions are sin because they do not believe there is sin or sinners.  That is bad enough but this thinking is permeating the church.  The word evil is not used in this verse but it appears several times in this chapter.  This kind of thinking is evil.

So?  I don’t expect to be prefect.  I don’t expect you to be flawless.  What I believe God expects is for us to be willing to call a sin, sin.  Confession is part of repentance.  It is necessary for the application of grace. 


Gorges Smythe said...

The Lord will straighten it all out someday.

Pumice said...

I guess that means I will need to wait.

Grace and peace.