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.

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

 Games Not to Play

(Rom 1:22 KJV)  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

(Proverbs 11 also read)

Sunday I finished reading Acts and Monday I began Romans.  I noticed that I needed to slow down and smell the roses a little more.  Today when I came to this passage I noticed that a section that is often linked to the sin of homosexuality was at first much more open to the general population.  I picked this verse as a focus but in reality this is just a summary.

The point Paul is making is that even the general population has an awareness of God and what He expects.  They reject Him and make up their own idols to worship.  Okay.  Shame on them.  What hit me was that the arrogance and pride involved is also to be found in what some people consider the church.  We have large numbers of people who are going through the motions in carefully isolated compartments of their lives but on the whole they are still insisting on being in charge.

God is not fooled.  He is not mocked.  He does not play games.

So?  The Bible means what it says.  We need to be wary of people who claim to have insight, revelation or knowledge that warps the message.  Paul says people know better.  That means that God knows we know better. 

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