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, January 8, 2024

Hard Questions

(Psa 68:6 KJV)  God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

(Proverbs 8 also read)

Principle or promise?  This is a question I ask myself when I read verses like this.  Is this a general principle of how God makes life work or is this a specific promise for every trial of life?  It is not an easy answer.

If you go with general principle you run the risk of doubting the providence of God.  The Bible seems full of promises yet they are hard to accept as written.  Will every prisoner be released?  Does this only apply to prisoners who are spiritually faithful?  Is it only for the elect?  I don’t see answers to that.

If you go with absolute law then you have to start making judgements about people.  In this position you have to assume that anyone who is in jail is “rebellious” (5637).  Then where do you fit in the statements that say we will face persecution?  

So?  Either way, we are called to be faithful and righteous.  That is not an option.  God expects us to use our minds, ask question and wrestle with the big questions.  We are to do it with an attitude of trust and faith. 

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