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, September 22, 2023

Eternal Implications

(Pro 22:21 KJV)  That I might make thee know the certainty of the words of truth; that thou mightest answer the words of truth to them that send unto thee?

If you are paying attention when you read the Bible you will find that there is a lot of conflict between the teachings you are reading and the teachings you get from the world around you.  The context here has to do with why the father is teaching.  The object is to “know” (3045) “truth” (571).  Our world rejects this whole concept.

We are in a time where the intellectual lights of our age tell us there is no absolute truth.  The big difference between now and then is that the claim is so blatant.  So the first bell that should go off in your head is the knowledge that there is absolute truth.  At times we may have trouble seeing it clearly or know how to respond, but it still exits.

Which brings us to the second point.  We can know.  It might take a little digging.  It might take some study.  It might make us uncomfortable.  We often will reject what we find, but that does not take away from the fact that it is available.

So?  Ignoring truth will not make it go away.  It can be very dangerous to ignore.  It might make us comfortable for the moment but the long range effects can be more than long range.  They can be eternal. 

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