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.

Friday, February 17, 2023

Broader than You Think

(Pro 17:15 KJV)  He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.

When we see a word like “abomination” (8441) we tend to set it over on the shelf reserved for things that we don’t need to worry about.  Sunday the pastor came across the term in another chapter in Proverbs and went off on a vector that focused on homosexuality and other sexual sins.  I will concede that those are abominations but when we limit the basket contents to that you really miss the point.

God is holy.  An abomination is just about anything that violates that holiness.  In addition to the obvious sexual perversion He adds things like having dishonest scales in business and insincere prayer.  I take this as a warning or reminder that God expects His people to do more than avoid sexual sin.  God is concerned about all of life.

So?  Don’t confine God and His concern to the areas that you probably won’t get involved in anyway.  He wants to be worshiped in all that we do. 

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