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, August 14, 2023

Getting the Buck Started

(Pro 14:34 KJV)  Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.

Being faithful to the calling of God “exalts” (7311) a “nation” (1471).  I have a friend who would discount this as having any meaning for us today because it was written to Israel.  The problem with that is the Hebrew word for “nation” is [goy] which is used to refer to Gentiles.  He has a theological system which demands that understanding.  In my world this is a principle, not necessarily a law, that says countries that practice righteousness benefit from that.

Perhaps a good way to measure how righteousness is measured is to look at how blessed a country is.  A formula is impossible because the issue is too complex but we can certainly look at the place we live and ask ourselves, “Are we being lifted up or dragged down?”

So?  We always place our trust in God.  He places His calling on us.  We are to be salt and light.  If we are concerned about our country then our first responsibility is to season and shine.  That starts in our inner person.  It does not stop there but our houses need to be in order before we can expect revival and renewal for our country.  Think about it. 

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