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, June 2, 2021

There Was A Crooked Man

(Pro 2:15 KJV)  Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:

Keep in mind that the idea of being “crooked” (6141) is heavily influenced by figurative and spiritual language.  If you are driving over a winding mountain road, the straightest thing you can do is drive crooked.  Take in the context.  The idea is not to condemn people who have a complicated path to follow.  It is for those who twist the path to their own use and ignore the path of righteousness.  

When we were young and even more foolish than today we flew into New York.  Since we did not know any better we took a cab to our hotel and were horrified at the cost.  Later we learned that we had been had.  The driver took a crooked route, knowing we were innocents, and spiked his payoff.  Just because your victims don’t know what you have done does not mean God is ignorant.

So?  There may be times where a choice of veering right or left is value neutral but much of the time there is a consideration of righteousness as defined by God Himself.  Veer at your own risk.

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