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, June 20, 2017

But I Didn’t Know

(Proverbs 20:27 KJV)  The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.

One of the phrases I hear all the time at school is “I didn’t know”.  It applies to almost anything that a student is supposed to be doing or have done.  It is a one-size-fits-all excuse.  It also is worthless in my class.  When I have given out papers and reviewed them, repeatedly asked if any one else has the assignment, written it on the board, gone around checking and answer questions that the person making the excuse has asked, it doesn’t wash.  They knew in their “inward (innermost NASB) parts” (2315).  They know they know.  They just don’t want to admit it.

I believe that people know or have known what is right and wrong.  It is possible to be conditioned to think different but there is still a part of us that knows the truth.  Paul put it this way,
(Romans 1:19 KJV)  Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.
I observe this at school on the issue of homosexuality.  Kids know it is not acceptable but over the years they are conditioned.  They resist the label.  Take that and apply it to any of the sins that we make excuses for whether it be gossip or adultery.  We know because God makes us know.

So?  Don’t seek the solace of excuses.  God does not play games and He will not change the rules just because you claim you did not know. 

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