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, August 25, 2023

Who, Me?

(Psa 79:9 KJV)  Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.

(Proverbs 25 also read)

At last.  I have been reading the Psalms of Aseph since Chapter 73.  I may have missed it but in all of the laments and cries for God’s help the one thing I was missing was a cry of repentance.  In the previous verse, for the first time, I saw him talking about the sins of his forefathers, but I was missing the personal confession.

At last, here we get to the core of the problem.  Israel has been invaded.  The temple has been destroyed and Jerusalem decimated.  In verse 2 it talks about the godly ones being fed to the birds.  If I remember the comments of the prophets, the general theme is that there were no godly ones, or if there were, they were a definite minority.  Aseph seemed to be missing the point of God’s wrath.

So?  I know we are not Israel.  I know we do not live in ancient times.  At the same time I wonder how long God is willing to wait for us to acknowledge our sin, as individuals and as a nation, before His wrath starts marching.  Think of the second line of the Battle Hymn of the Republic,  “He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored...”  Pray for yourself, your family and your country. 

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