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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Who Dug This Hole?

(Proverbs 26:27 KJV)  Whoso diggeth a pit shall fall therein: and he that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.

Our contemporary culture has made an art form of being a victim.  Everyone seems to assume that our problems are caused by someone else and we are innocent.  The traditional factors that mold people are environment and heredity.  You could do nothing about the first at the beginning of life and nothing about the second.  That way of looking at our lives is based on a secular humanist view that believes in evolution and no God.

There are two other factors that the pagans in and out of the church don’t acknowledge.  They are God and personal choices.  God has reached out to us in the person of Jesus Christ.  He offers not only eternal salvation but temporal transformation based on His grace and the power of the Holy
Spirit.  It is available to everyone.  That leaves our personal choices.

Just about everyone admits to both heredity and environment.  We disagree on the ratios of each and personal responsibility.  The Bible tells us the God has done the heavy lifting but we are still expected to respond.

So?  Rejoice.  It does not matter what your situation is, there is hope. 

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