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, January 16, 2020

Snake Oil

(Pro 16:20 KJV) He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

It is wonderful to trust in the Lord.  It should not happen in a vacuum.  The believer “trusts” (982) because he pays attention.  Too many people who don’t understand the faith think that we Christians are blind and ignorant.  They think we refuse to think because we are called to believe.  For some reason they think that faith and thinking are mutually exclusive.  Not so.  There may be times when that is the case but it is not our default. 

As a believer I have no trouble with the revelations of science.  Let me qualify that, with the revelations of good science.  So much of what is sold as science is snake oil motivated by politics and a desire to get the largess of the power brokers.  You don’t need to look far.  It could be the most current theory on whether salt is good or bad.  It could be talking about carbon dioxide as a dangerous gas.  We need to understand that just as we have snake oil in science we have it in theology too.

So?  Yes we are saved by grace through faith.  We are to walk by faith, not by sight.  Those are truths based on being informed and keeping our eyes and mind open. 

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