(Proverbs 18:11 KJV) The rich man's wealth is his strong city, and as an high wall in his own conceit.
What is your “strong” (5797) “city” (7151)? The Hebrew words are straightforward. It isn’t a sanctuary or a citadel. It is not a place of narrow focus. It is a city with all of the activity that a city involves. You know where the markets are and the best little coffee shops. You know which direction to go when you want a thrift store and which way to church. And you know the best routes.
A strong city involves not only safety but comfort and familiarity. That can be good or bad depending on the city. If we are comfortable living in pagan splendor and compromise, it is a disaster that is not waiting to happen. If we are living upright lives, all is good.
So? Examine your city and either rejoice or repent.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
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