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.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Giving a Hand

(Pro 28:17 KJV)  A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

Does this relate to the demand for forgiveness?  Possibly but I want to look at what it means to “stay” (support NASB) (8551) someone who has committed first degree murder.  Be aware that the Bible does differentiate between calculated murder, murder of passion and accidental murder.  This seems to be focusing on the cold blooded type.  But it says we are not to support such a person.  What does that mean?

As I look at the possible definitions and the way it is used in Proverbs it seems to have the idea of taking hold of something to help it achieve its goal.  When we look at it here that would mean that we are not to do anything to support such violent people.  Of course that is complicated by the question of whether that means in their violence or in their rush to damnation.

So?  We need to be careful to be on the side of the angels.  That means personal righteousness, righteous donations and righteous support for others.  I get frustrated at how much thinking I seem to be forced to do as I attempt to walk upright. 

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