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.

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Poor Thinking

(Pro 29:7 KJV) The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

We have a lot of people claiming to be concerned about the poor in our country and in the world as a whole.  We see it everywhere.  Since we are in tax season we might consider the graduated income tax as an indication of that concern.  In reality, most of the big talkers don’t give a fig for poor people.  Many just want the publicity.  That is why I am totally unimpressed by celebrities who show up at soup kitchens on Thanksgiving to dish out turkey and stuffing.  Where were they when the shelter ran out of bread in August?  

Then you have the ones who are truly evil, the “wicked” (7563) of our verse.  They don’t have a clue because they don’t want to know.  They have access and authority but can’t admit what does not serve their purpose.  

So?  God has given us the Holy Spirit to guide us and the written word to give us the basic information for making judgments and decisions.  We ignore either to our peril.

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