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.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Balancing Act

(Proverbs 24:22 KJV)  For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?

We are warned about the “ruin” (6365) that can come from both the government and God.  As Christians we are to be submissive to the king, i.e. government, but not forget our priorities and standards.  That can be hard in modern times where Biblical morality is becoming a hate crime.  It can be a tough wire to balance on.  We are required to make the effort.

We have Jesus paying taxes and giving us the admonition to give Caesar what is Caesar’s.  We have Paul telling us to live in submission to the governing authorities.  At the same time we have Peter saying he will not stop preaching just because they told him to.  In a day that has Christians being banned from the public square we need to be willing to take the risk.

So?  Don’t be obnoxious.  Don’t be arrogant.  At the same time stick to your guns.