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.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Just Do It

(Pro 21:15 KJV)  It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

When you read the same scripture over and over again it can begin to be taken for granted.  In the search for a fresh voice I start reading at a different part of the chapter each month.  Since it is toward the middle of the year I began in this verse today.  It immediately jumped out at me in light of what I see going on in the culture around me.

We as Christians need to be about the “execution” (6213a) of “justice” (4941).  The verb here is an incredibly common word in Hebrew which simply means “to do”.  That is how the KJV translates it here but the NASB in the pursuit of new sales or creativity translates it “execution” in the 1977 version and “exercise” in the update.  Either way it is a command for us as believers.  What I found interesting is another place it is used that I go to on a regular basis.
(Mic 6:8 KJV) He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do (6213a) justly (4941), and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
So?  Justice is a big concern for Christians but make sure it is the justice of the Bible, not the social justice of our current political manipulators.  Do it. 

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