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, January 25, 2021

Base Line Righteousness

(Pro 25:21 KJV) If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

Most people are familiar with the words of Jesus about turning the other cheek and going the extra mile.  Many might quote those phrases without knowing they came from the Bible but we are familiar with the concept.  This is a reminder that the principles Jesus set down in the Sermon on the Mount are minimums, not maximums.  They are the starting point, not the goal.  Here in the legalistic, angry God Old Testament we find the extension of the principle.  You find it in the NT also but it starts here.

Treat your enemies with love.

So?  A trap for the religious is to look for the lowest level of righteousness so that they are free to run everywhere else.  That is a recipe for hell.  God wants us sold out to righteousness.