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, November 6, 2023

Still the Same

(Pro 6:16 KJV)  These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

When I read Proverbs I can’t help but relate what I read to the world around me.  Usually each verse or couplet stands alone but here you have a passage a bit longer in order to get the seven things that kindle God’s wrath.  As I read through them I had visions of our national leaders:  Arrogance, lies, murder, evil plans, mischief, divisiveness.  It is quite a list and so modern.  Some things never change.

That should give us hope.  We are to pray for our leaders.  I would hope that much of that would be to call down God’s justice upon them.  Understand that God already has His eye on them.  If you don’t believe it, read through the list and recognize that these actions are an “abomination” (8441) to the God of the universe.  I would not want to be in their shoes.

So?  Don’t lose hope.  Also, don’t forget that the real target for this is the reader.  That is you and me.  We need to keep these things in our mind as we go through our day. 

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