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.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Accept No Substitutes

(Pro 18:5 KJV)  It is not good to accept the person of the wicked, to overthrow the righteous in judgment.

I like the insights on this verse given by comparing the KJV and the NASB.  They both have nuances that are important.  The KJV says “accept (5375) the person (6440)” compared to the NASB’s “show partiality”.  I think it is important to look at the idea of accepting in light of all the push for political correctness going on today.  The push to conform and accept is not new.  It is just that the organized church and its affiliates have gone overboard to try and get along instead of standing for truth.  Part of the way they are doing this is by redefining words.  “Tolerance” has meant to endure what you don’t like.  Now it is being taught as if it means “respect”.  

We are called to be courteous and kind.  We are taught to love our neighbors.  We are not to accept them or their actions.  One of the ideas that undermines this is the idea of loving the sinner and hating the sin.  In truth you cannot accept one as long as he persists in the other.

So?  Stand for truth.  Do not accept any substitutes.  I think I heard that in a commercial.  They stole the idea from the Bible.  Maybe we should do the same. 

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