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, June 28, 2020

Three Tiered

(Pro 28:5 KJV) Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things.

If you compare the two translations you find that the KJV uses “judgement” (4941) and the NASB uses “justice”.  When I look at the definition I find both plus the idea of ordinances.  The word has a progression that we tend to overlook.  We are required to make judgements in life as well as in law.  In life it can be as incidental as choosing between instant and old fashioned oat meal.  It could also involve whom you marry.  In law it can be the $20 jury guaranteed by the Constitution or a matter of life and death.  Judgements are seeking justice.  That is the place where popular culture breaks down.  Justice is grounded in the ordinances of God.

The world around us does not want to admit that God has established right and wrong.  To admit it means obedience or admitted rebellion.  We tend to live in a culture that wants to decide morality based on personal convenience rather than eternal truth. 

So?  The wicked rule based on personal preference.  The righteous walk the straight path of God.  That is true for us and it should come into consideration when we are required to make decisions about others. 

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