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, January 22, 2022

There Are Limits

(Pro 22:14 KJV)  The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

It would be good for us to remember that the curses of God are not casual nor capricious.  Here the context deals with getting involved in sexual sin.  I will admit that fornication and adultery generate a special ire in God’s heart.  That is probably because intimacy was one of the great gifts He gave man and He gets angry when it is perverted.  The principle goes beyond that.  

God is not like Ricky in “I Love Lucy”.  He does not just shrug off our disobedience and rebellion.  He is deeply offended.  At the same time He is patient and willing to forgive, but God has His limits.  Many people don’t want to admit that but it is repeated several times in scripture.

So?  Take a moment to ask yourself if you are assuming on God’s patience.  Keep in mind that He does not play games and you can’t fool Him.  And revel in His grace and cleansing power. 

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