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, August 1, 2019

Who Is Number One

(Pro 1:29 KJV) For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD:

Motivation is a powerful force.  It can bring victory or be willing to settle for defeat.  We love the stories of people who have overcome adversity in order to be successful.  On the other side we see people with everything going for them who destroy their lives.  Many people who are raised in a Christian environment will reject the love of God.  That is because they are motivated by hatred.  They hate anything that edges them off the throne of their lives.  They resent anyone who tries to tell them that they are not god. 

Think of the attractive elements of certain religions.  In Mormonism you have the attraction of becoming gods.  In Islam you are put in a position of dominance over other human beings.  In most pagan religions the gods are not smarter than you, just more powerful.  The God of the Bible is to be feared and thus He is hated.

So?  As Jesus quoted from the Old Testament,
(Deu 6:5 KJV) And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
May people cannot deal with that because it puts them in submission.  I hope you can. 

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