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.

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

The Sifting Comes

(Psa 28:3 KJV)  Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.

(Proverbs 14 also read)

David is asking here to be left behind.  It is the second mention in three verses.  In verse one he is concerned about being sent down to the pit.  Here we see a concern about being dragged off with those that God has decided to finally deal with.  I pray for the godless heathen that seem to be trying to destroy America.  This concerns me, not because I think America is God’s chosen people but because I live here.  I want the “wicked” (7563), those who “work” (6466) “iniquity” (205), and who talk “peace” (7965) [shalom] while “evil” (7463a) in their “hearts” (3824) to be dealt with.  I don’t want to be caught in the sweep.

A good point for us here is to make sure that we don’t belong with them.  God wants righteous people.  He expects to be able to tell the sheep from the goats.  We should be able to tell where we stand also.  If we are living righteous lives and are right with Him through the blood of Jesus, we don’t need to worry about the time of winnowing.

So?  Believe.  Obey.  Rejoice. 

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