(Proverbs 16:29 KJV) A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good.
I am trying to think of anyone I know who would fits this description. Although “violent” (violence NASB) (2555) is the most common translation the definition given includes “wrong, cruelty, injustice”. When you expand it that way it covers a lot more territory. It might be stretching it a bit but it could include the salesman who is more concerned about his commission than about you balancing your budget. It could include a husband who puts his wife to work and the kids in a day care so he could have more toys and leisure.
Obviously it is best for us to avoid such people. Even more important is to make sure that we are not that person. We may not be able to change our neighbors but we can change ourselves.
So? We should live in constant self-examination. When we read something like this we think of the other guy but maybe we are the target demographic.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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