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, February 28, 2023

Loophole Logic

(Pro 28:13 KJV)  He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.

There are some beautiful promises here.  Ultimately we are excited about receiving God’s “mercy” (compassion NASB) (7355).  In our excitement we tend to overlook the second part of the formula.  The first is “confesses” (3034).  That seems to be necessary.  The second part is also vital, the contrite “forsakes” (5800a) his sin.  He repents.  He changes.

This is the part of the program that we don’t like.  I know some people who are so hard core about grace and eternal security that they deny that change is even required.  I wish I could limit my reading to such passages.  Actually, no I don’t.  As I have often said, “God does not play games.”  He knows when we are looking for loopholes.

So?  Read the whole verse.  Embrace the glory of forgiveness.  Live the life it demands. 

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