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.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

You Don’t Need Their Help

(Proverbs 10:29 KJV)  The way of the LORD is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Who are these “workers (6466) of iniquity (205)”?  I did a search for the exact phrase and came up with five hits.  The one that gave me the most context for insight was in Isaiah,
(Isaiah 31:2 KJV)  Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
The “He” of this verse is God.  The leaders of Israel have appealed to Egypt to bail them out of a crisis instead of trusting and obeying the Lord.  In His wisdom, God is going to “bring evil” and it will be targeted not only toward the deviant leaders of Israel but towards those help.  The helpers, Egypt, are the “workers of iniquity.

We will always be able to find people who will help us rebel against God.  In the church we have had leaders who are concerned about being acceptable to the world.  They claim that their desire is to remove barriers that might keep people away from Jesus.  In reality they are covering up who Jesus is.  Jesus wants disciples, not seekers of the latest cool.

So?  Look inward for the values that shape us.  The latest polls and the opinions of social workers may be of interest but they are more entertainment than health food. 

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