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, January 9, 2024

Expect the Reject

(Psa 69:9 KJV)  For the zeal of thine house hath eaten me up; and the reproaches of them that reproached thee are fallen upon me.

(Proverbs 9 also read)

I have heard the first phrase of this verse quoted often.  Today as I read through the Psalm and the context it hit me as a part of a longer passage.  This is not an isolated statement about how much David loved the temple.  First off, the temple had not been built.  Worship was still in a tent.  Secondly, he is complaining.

If you read the context he is pointing out that he has been rejected because He is faithful to God.  It not only comes from society as a whole but also from his family.  You might consider this a bit of prophecy leading to what Jesus had to say.

(Mat 10:21 KJV)  And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
(Mat 10:22 KJV)  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
And in John 2:17 there is a direct quote.

So?  If you get serious and enthused about following the Lord you can expect opposition.  The tragic part is when it comes from your family.  Even worse from those who also claim to be serious believers.  Endure and believe. 

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