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.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Warning Flags

(Pro 14:9 KJV) Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

The second part of this verse does not seem to follow.  Are the “upright” (3477) having “good will” (7522) toward “sin” (817)?  That can’t be right.  As I look at the use of the Hebrew it seems to me that it is a difference in what you approve.  Evil people make fun of sin because they approve of it.  The contrast is that the righteous approve of things that are acceptable.

When I am trying to decide if a person deserves my vote or support, I listen to the opinions they express about subjects that have become accepted by our society but are still on God’s sin list.  It is considered main stream to accept all the groups under the homosexual banner.  The feeling is that we don’t want to be condemned for not being tolerant.  When I read a book it becomes clear early on that I might not finish it.  We need to feel free to evaluate people based on what they support and how they feel about sin.

So?  This applies double in church leadership and in accepting people as being brothers and sisters in the Lord.  It isn’t comfortable but it is right. 

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