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, September 25, 2023

A Different Plan

(Pro 25:21 KJV)  If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:

This is a real issue for today.  We are living in a time where Jesus is under attack both from the world and inside the organized church.  One of the things I have noticed that the world and the pseudo-church have in common is their willingness to lie to win.  You might even think they believe they speak truth but there will be a level where they knowingly twist the truth in order to get their victory.  They are evil and they are the enemies of the cross.  In a very real sense that means they are our enemies also.

This is a real conundrum for us today.  It is difficult because of the witness of the Bible from page to page.  This verse is close to the middle.  This does not mean we do not work to defeat evil.  It does mean that there are certain ground rules we must follow.  It is this kind of thinking that formed the foundation for the Geneva Conventions and the rules of warfare that deal with how we treat prisoners of war.  It was violating this that marked one of the obvious differences between the Christian West and the Socialist East.

So?  We have enemies.  We cannot surrender to their program.  At the same time, we must adhere to the standards of God in the battle.  We are called to be different. 

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