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.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Motive Myopia

(Proverbs 6:30 KJV)  Men do not despise a thief, if he steal to satisfy his soul when he is hungry;

Don’t get too excited about this being license to steal.  We have a lot of people who will say that there are extenuating circumstances and that people should not be punished when they are really victims.  Not so.  You need to read the next verse to get this but the thief is still to be punished even if he is driven by necessity. 

Crime is crime.  Evil is evil.  Neither is excused by expedience or desperation.  Mercy and forgiveness can still play a role.  In fact they should play a role but the act is still wrong.

So?  Our attitude toward law and order are to be built on a foundation of the Bible and it’s authority, not on the most recent standards advanced by the American Psychological Association or the Department of Education. 

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