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 29, 2024

Live Jesus

(Pro 29:27 KJV)  An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

Living a life of righteousness is not a thought experiment.  Notice the phrase “in the way (1870)”.  This is pointing out that our theories need to have rubber-meeting-the-road realities.  We are to live what we believe.  

You will find this description used in Acts to describe the early church.  Before they were called Christians, which was meant as an insult, they were called “the Way”.  Was that a coincidence?  I don’t think so.  It is an emphasis that a life that is not lived in righteousness is a life that does not reflect the presence of Jesus.

So?  Is this a demand that we be faultless?  No.  If that were how it worked we would have none of the letters of Paul written to deal with faults.  Go forth and live Jesus. 

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