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 22, 2022

United State

(Pro 22:2 KJV)  The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

Two kinds of people, the “rich” (6223) and the “poor” (7326).  There is much that divides them.  I find it amusing and enraging when I hear about the need to tax the rich.  What these people mean is to tax everyone that makes a little more than they do but only if they are not part of the inner group that knows how to use tax loopholes.  At the other end you see people acting like they care about the poor and everything they do assures that the poor will remain poor.  We live in a day of identity politics that is designed to divide us.

The message God has for us is that He made all of us.  That means we cannot hate or attack people who are different from us just because they are different from us.  Here it is the rich and the poor.  Other places the brotherhood is expanded.

(Gal 3:28 KJV)  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
We are told in both the Old and New Testaments to be kind to our enemies.  

So?  This is the world God wants us to achieve.  Don’t buy into the political attitudes that are designed to lift up one superficial characteristic at the expense of the Body of Christ.  In the verses looked at today you see plenty of categories to be aware of.  I am sure that your thinking, praying and studying can supply more. 

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