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.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Mock Vocabulary

(Proverbs 14:9 KJV)  Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

You can tell a lot about people by the words they use.  It is always a challenge to understand the students I work with.  Not only do they change the meaning of known words but they make up their own.  To “dis” someone has become a mainstream term.  “My bad” is to be interpreted as “my mistake”.  On one level it demonstrates the resilience of the English language.  On another it reflects intellectual sloth.

One of the ways in which I evaluate a church is the vocabulary.  We all like terms like love, grace and forgiveness.  The problem is that we need to hear words like sin, repentance and sacrifice.  In an attempt to be accepted by the pagan culture the church is working hard to “mock” (3917b) without appearing to mock.  One way you do that is to ignore the elephant in the room.

So?  The Bible was written because of sin.  The church is made up of the redeemed.  What were we redeemed from?  Sin.  The Blood has been applied.  We can rejoice in that by not ignoring it. 

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