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, December 21, 2018

The Straight Edge

(Proverbs 21:8 KJV)  The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

In old movies about gangsters one of the labels used is “crooks”.  At some time in my life I came to understand that it was a variation on “crooked”.  When an ex-con would get his act together it was said he was going “straight”.  Those are the root meanings of the two descriptions here. 

Life is full of choices with a wide range of consequences.  In some areas most people are straight and true.  You don’t last long if you drive on the wrong side of the road.  In some areas a lot of people fudge.  What do most people say when asked how much they weigh?  It is in the more significant areas that we find out what kind of people we are.  That is why Proverbs talks a lot about such things as honest weights and measures.  It reminds us constantly about telling the truth. 

So?  It makes a difference.  Those who refuse to be straight are setting their sails for an eternity in Hell.  It is clear.  It is ignored and denied.  It is still true.  Consider. 

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