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, May 28, 2019

Law not Fiat

(Pro 28:21 KJV) To have respect of persons is not good: for for a piece of bread that man will transgress.

This is a reminder that Christians are committed to what we call the “rule of law”.  That is the opposite of “rule by fiat”.  The law is a mutually agreed on and understood statement about what is right and wrong.  It is to be applied evenly to everyone.  It does not mean there will not be variations in opportunity, ability or outcome.  It means that you will not treat people difference because of superficial qualities.

Remember that this is not the same as modern perversions like affirmative action and race politics.  Those manipulate the law to gain power.  The Bible treats people with the law of love.

So?  As we live in the image of God, treat people evenly.