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, February 2, 2021

Duty Is Hard

(Pro 2:9 KJV) Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.

It has been a rough year and there is no promise that this year will be any better.  That is a statement that could be written almost any time.  It is still true.  As Christians who want to be responsible citizens we are called upon to make decisions.  Too many Christians ignore that call or refuse to apply their minds and spirits to respond.  It is hard to know how we can move our world on the “good” (2896a) “path" (course NASB) (4570).

The comforting thought is that our responsibility is primarily to direct our own paths.  After that it extends to our families and our church.  Only then do we need to feel a charge to change our society.  As we move away from personal duty, each step gets harder and less achievable.

The frustrating part is actually accepting our responsibility to be salt and light.  We are surrounded by sources of information that should make us the envy of history.  We have access, but how do you discern what is worth listening to.  I think it is possible but it requires effort on our part.  We must start with a solid foundation in God’s word.  We must then seek to apply that prayerfully.  

So?  No one who lives in the real world ever said it would be automatic.  No one who lives by faith will say it is impossible.  If we don’t do it no one will salt the broth. 

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