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.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Sin Against Man

(Pro 24:9 KJV) The thought of foolishness is sin: and the scorner is an abomination to men.

I note today that the “scorner" (scoffer NASB) (3917b) is an “abomination” (8441) to men.  We would assume that he is offensive and repulsive to God.  Evidently the label applies to people around him also.  We might miss the point that the laws God has established do not make us worthy of God’s grace but they might make the world a better place for our neighbors.  It is true that the word usually applies to God but there are cases like this where we offend others around us.

I would guess that if there is a spectrum of words for offense, abomination would be at the far end from something like “make uneasy”.  It involves disgust and a desire to get away from it.

So?  God is willing to deal with our sin with forgiveness and cleansing.  He has the advantage of seeing our heart and knowing the future.  Cut your neighbors some slack because they just see how you are acting today. 

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