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, December 8, 2021

Some Things Never Change

(Pro 8:13 KJV)  The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Everywhere I look I see “fear” (3374).  This is not uncommon but today as the government and media push the narrative of a vicious, deadly virus the fear level ratchets up.  The Bible takes disease seriously.  If you read the Law you see how infections and rashes were to be examined by the local medical authority, which was the priest in those days, and treated following the directions of the informed person.  Sometimes quarantine was imposed.  It usually involved washing.  I seem to remember certain procedures involving medicines, but I am not sure about that.  The important feature that was emphasized over and over was that God was in charge of the healing.  The message of the Bible that we need not live in fear if we follow God’s instructions.

If you look at the many times that Israel was threatened you will notice some things vary and others never change.  The ones that vary are the actual responses.  Sometimes Israel it told to fight; other times, submit.  What never changes is that they are to fear and trust the Lord however He chooses to work things out.

So?  Fear.  Hate.  The world gets them backwards.  Make sure you don’t. 

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