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.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

A Twist of...

(Pro 8:20 KJV) I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Our culture is perverted.  Perversion does not exit in a vacuum.  Often, if not always, it takes something that is good and perverts it.  That is why we call it perversion to take the love of a parent for a child and turn it into incest or molestation.  The Biblical words for perversion seem to have the idea of twisting.  Our culture has done that to the concepts of “righteousness” (6666) and “judgment” (justice NASB) (4941). 

The twist goes back to having no wisdom, which is what this verse is about.  The lack of wisdom goes back to the statement that it starts with a fear of the Lord.  The gurus of our culture hate God simply because His righteousness and His righteous demands knock us off the throne of our lives and keeps us from twisting what is good.  The human condition wants to twist.  It is the way we are made.  It is why training children is so hard.  They are little gods and want to keep ruling.

So?  On one side you have the righteousness that God expects.  On the other side you have the twisted version of truth that our culture embraces.  In the middle is where each human being stands.  The big question is which way are we going to go.  Only you can make that decisions for you and remember to not decide is to decide. 

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