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.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Channeling Jack Horner

(Pro 21:8 KJV)  The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

If I were preaching a sermon on total depravity or original sin then I would prefer the KJV translation.  Fortunately the doctrine does not depend on this verse.  That understanding leave you wondering where the “pure” (2134) comes from.

I think it is better to look at this as a reminder that our choices have results.  We need to avoid judging others because we cannot know all the factors involved but it is eery how often people who are in crisis have made it a habit of making the wrong decisions.  Again, great care needs to be taken to avoid the judgement of focus.  That is where we are so busy channeling our inner Jack Horner that everything we see comes out as saying, “What a good boy am I.”

So?  The words are not for us to evaluate and lecture others.  They are there to remind each of us that our decisions lay the foundation for future events.

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