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, July 29, 2021

Judge Rightly

(Pro 29:10 KJV)  The bloodthirsty hate the upright: but the just seek his soul.

This verse should be obvious, yet it isn’t.  I think one reason why we may not be supportive of the “blameless” (8535) is because we don’t know who is blameless and who is not.  We have lost our discernment about good and evil.  There are two good reasons for that, not good because they are acceptable but because they explain.

One reason we don’t know the good is because the values of the world have permeated the church.  When people living in adultery or fornication claim to be brothers and sisters in Christ the church has begun to accept the world’s definition of sexuality.  That is just one example.  It could extend also to refusing to reject heresy because we don’t want people to feel bad.

Another reason we don’t take stands for or against is that we don’t want to be called judgmental.  People take Jesus’ statement in Matthew 7, reject the context, overlook the rest of the Bible and act like sin cannot be called sin.  Thus we will have the same regard for the widowed mother as we have for the welfare queen.

So?  We are called not only to live “upright” (3477) but to think upright.  It is hard.  It is condemned by the sinners who revel in their sin.  It is expected by God. 

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