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, September 12, 2017

The Persistence of Evil

(Proverbs 12:7 KJV)  The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

Again we are reminded that evil exists.  It is almost as if Solomon knew that the day would come when the intellectuals of society would deny it.  I tend to think that the masses of the past were very much aware of the hovering nature of evil.  In most of history people have lived with the knowledge that they could be overwhelmed by invading armies, clouds of locusts or floods.  They could also be brought to their knees by lack of rain or a failed harvest.

Or perhaps the modern idea of self-esteem and innate goodness are not so modern after all.  Take this nursery rhyme: 
Little Jack Horner
Sat in a corner,
Eating his Christmas pie.
He put in his thumb,
And he pulled out a plum,
And said, "What a good boy am I!"
And that comes from the 1700's.

So?  Live with your eyes open.  Jesus came to redeem individuals but a fallen humanity creates a fallen society.  Be salt today. 


Gorges Smythe said...

My wife and I were talking yesterday that kids today probably have never heard any of the old nursery rhymes and such. Everything is superheroes and cartoon social justice warriors.

Pumice said...

And I think you mentioned recently about how fathers are always made to look the fool. I yearn for the days of Leave It to Beaver.

Grace and peace