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.

Monday, March 21, 2022

The Defense Rests

(Pro 21:15 KJV)  It is joy to the just to do judgment: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity.

Recently I reread a book by Massad Ayoob dealing with self defense.  In many states it is assumed that you will be charged with a crime no matter how obvious it was that you were simply defending yourself.  In addressing the court case he said that he encouraged innocent defendants to take the stand.  He said that many lawyers advise against it and he said the reason for that is they are used to dealing with clients that are guilty and if you put them on the stand they will either confess or lie.  If they lie he says a good prosecutor can easily trip them up because they can’t keep their lies straight.  He maintains that if you are innocent that can’t happen.  He obviously has confidence in the judicial system.

Look at the two types of people in this verse.  The one who lives a righteous life should have nothing to fear from justice.  The evil have everything to fear.  It makes a difference in how we live life.

So?  Live in such a way that you don’t need to fear justice.  Of course there are the places in the New Testament where it says we will be persecuted for being on the side of Jesus, but that is a different issue. 

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