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.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Guy Wires Needed

(Proverbs 24:25 KJV)  But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.

How many times have you heard someone say something that needs to be said and it is obvious they are not being supported by the crowd?  I can remember faculty meetings where I would point out that the king had no clothes and got no support at all.  I could live with that.  What I found frustrating was the number of people who would come up afterward, when no one could hear them, and say they really appreciated what I had said.  Really?  Then why did they leave me hanging in the wind?

When we are around someone who has taken a step based on truth and morality we need to step up and express our agreement.  We don’t need to agree with them on everything and we can clarify that, but we need to bless them with a word of agreement.  Give them a guy wire to keep them from getting blown over. 

So?  Those who support righteousness need our support or next time they may not have enough courage to speak up. 


Gorges Smythe said...

That's a lot of why this country got in the mess it's in now.

Pumice said...

If believers would simply start applying their values to everything they touch we could see some real changes.

Grace and peace