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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Eternal Standards

(Pro 29:7 KJV)  The righteous considereth the cause of the poor: but the wicked regardeth not to know it.

In our modern, narcissistic times we have perverted the concept of “rights” (1779).  Because we have accepted the humanistic view that man is the end of all things and the center of the universe, we interpret this idea to be special consideration for ourselves.  This obviously runs into conflict when someone else wants special consideration.

The idea here is that there are universal standards of right and wrong.  Everyone should be treated the same in regard to those standards.  What is right is the standard, not the individual.  As human beings we have the limitations of our senses and the objective nature in which we experience and remember.  That is why we have dictionaries and the Bible.  That is why we have a Constitution and written laws.

So?  Hard as it is, we must get out of ourselves.  We must embrace the eternal instead of the temporal.  That is impossible without the cleansing power of the blood.  Even for the redeemed it is a tall order, but order it is. 

No comments: