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.

Sunday, July 3, 2022

Not So Obvious

(Pro 3:29 KJV)  Devise not evil against thy neighbour, seeing he dwelleth securely by thee.

It would seem to me that some things are so obvious that they don’t need to be said.  This is one of them.  Who, if they are concerned enough to read the Bible, would go out and look for ways to “devise evil against” (harm NASB) (7463a) a neighbor?  And yet here it is.

Think of other things that we accept as obvious.  Think of the Ten Commandments.  Think of the Golden Rule.  What we forget is that they are obvious because our culture has accepted these Biblical standards as the norm.  Keep in mind that in the days of Proverbs most of the cultural groups around Israel were throwing their first born babies into a furnace.  They considered it normal.

So?   Get into the word to develop your sense of right and wrong.  You are not born with it. 

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