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.

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Faulty Facades

(Pro 7:16 KJV)  I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

We tend to make excuses for our team.  Parents are known to ignore the tantrums of their children.  Grandparents are even worse.  Aren’t they cute?  Actually, no.  A child dumping their milk out on the floor because they don’t want it should only happen once.  We tend to make excuses.

One type of excuse is what might be called class or quality.  One approach is to pretty sin up with emotion:  Fornication is good if we really love each other, I really fell in love with that car I can’t afford, they are so cute it won’t make any difference.  The excuses go on.  Just because sin is disguised by fancy words or pretty faces does not make it any less sin.  Twisting scripture to justify what is clearly evil does not make it any less damning.

So?  Be honest with yourself.  The standards of God can cut through any cosmetics and tear off any facade.  Be honest with yourself because eventually you will have to be honest with God. 

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