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, August 1, 2023

A Time to Be Noisy

(Pro 1:20 KJV)  Wisdom crieth without; she uttereth her voice in the streets:

This verse seems to conflict with other advice.  We are told about a soft answer.  We are warned against anger and quick responses.  We are urged to be courteous and polite.  All very true but there is also a time to speak out.  We are so used to taking a back seat in public.  We allow the hate mongers to have the floor and walk out saying, “God is in charge.”  There is a time for that but I am wondering if that time is past.  We need to start warning people that the bridge is out up ahead.

This goes double in the church.  Has your pastor started to sound like a CNN anchor?  Does he spout pop-psychology rather than serious scripture?  Is he making excuses for the harshness of the Gospel?  I have friends who have been confronted with that.  They went about it Biblically.  They went to the pastor.  They took others.  They went to the church.  And they were shown the door.  

So?  It didn’t work.  That is not on them.  They were faithful.  Keep in mind the rich young ruler who walked away when Jesus told him the truth.  There are times when all we can do is say, “Duck”.

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