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.

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

The Law of the Zoo

(Pro 17:19 KJV) He loveth transgression that loveth strife: and he that exalteth his gate seeketh destruction.

Why do sinners love chaos?  It might be the same dislike that barbarian warriors have for the laws of society.  Order and the rule of law put a crimp in their style.  It limits your chances of self gratification.  While we tend to feel constrained by things like speed limits and the banning of fighting in public, they are there to protect the weak members of society.  They are in place to limit the law of the jungle.  

Keep in mind that the animals that provide the source of meals for the predators would be more in favor of bounties on wolves and mountain lions than the wolves and lions.  The problem we often run into is that the wolves and lions eventually get in control and put the deer and antelope in cages so that they can be harvested.  Zoos are generally safe for all the animals but keep in mind that the meat they feed the carnivores comes from somewhere.

So?  Law is your friend unless your goal is to take advantage of others.  Maybe I should reword that a little.  The restraints of righteousness and righteous leaders are your friend.  I don’t think the Nazi law against hiding Jews would qualify. 

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