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, November 15, 2020

Up’s and Down’s

(Pro 15:24 KJV) The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

The path of the righteous leads “upward” (4605).  Notice the implication that Heaven is up and Hell is “below” (4295).  We tend to be taught that is literal but I am not so sure.  Take “heaven” for instance.  Its frequent meaning is sky.  It also refers to the abode of God but is usually not a reference to a place we spend eternity.  Hell, or Sheol, is the underworld but I don’t think there has been any evidence in mining or drilling that there is a vast cavern under the earth holding Satan and his minions.  Yet we still see the designation of high and low.

One point we need to understand is we are expected to take what is called the high road.  We see this every day in politics.  People who reject the God of the Bible are quite free to change the rules and lie.  Christians are not.  We are to take the path that leads upward.  That is true for our personal fate.  It is also true for our nation because that is the only way we will survive and prosper.

So?  Live upright and righteous.  It is the minimum standard, not just a fuzzy goal.