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.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Righteous Excuse

(Pro 16:12 KJV)  It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

The authority of leadership is “established” (3559) in “righteousness” (6666).  Down through history there has been a constant tendency for kings and people with other titles to assume that righteousness is defined by their choice of behaviors.  Thus we have believers in the divine right of kings who felt like any perversion was righteous because they were doing it and they were the king.  In us common folk it shows itself in what the psychologists call rationalization.  We have an awesome ability to make excuses for whatever we want and call it good.

We need to remember and remind others that righteousness is not defined by the actions of celebrities and trend setters but by God Himself.  If you violate those standards then you have stepped out of the bounds of being good.  People keep saying that it is impossible to keep the law.  Actually the basics are within our grasp.  Look over the Ten Commandments and you will find that, except for putting no gods before Him, the rest are quite doable. 

So?  Take this righteousness things seriously.  God does. 

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