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, September 26, 2022

Do an Agenda Check

(Pro 26:9 KJV)  As a thorn goeth up into the hand of a drunkard, so is a parable in the mouth of fools.

As I read this I thought of some of the people I have heard in pulpits and Bible studies who teach some of the most ridiculous things.  Actually it is worse than that.  Many teach nonsense.  Others are undisguised heretics.  

In some cases it is a matter of not listening or not being mature enough to understand.  I think of how Jesus taught in parables.  That is the word used in the KJV for “proverbs” (4912).  He had to explain them in great detail to the chosen disciples.  It is no wonder the multitude did not understand.  

There are others like the magician Simon in Acts 8:9 who wanted the power of God for their own purposes.  That is getting closer to what we are talking about here.  Some people are feeding their own ego or desire for power when they step up to preach and teach.

So?  Beware.  If you are in a church that has that kind of leadership and you can’t do anything about it, I would suggest finding another church. 

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