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 15, 2024

Slow Boil

(Psa 76:7 KJV)  Thou, even thou, art to be feared: and who may stand in thy sight when once thou art angry?

(Proverbs 15 also read)

When I first read this Psalm today I was a little bored.  What does this have to do with me?  It seems to talk of God punishing His enemies, which it does.  After reading it a few times a couple of things stood out.

First, we need to be worried about the anger of God.  He is to be “feared” (3372a), and I don’t mean in the sense of awe and reverence.  In our day and age of trigger warnings, safe spaces, seeker friendly worship and all just getting along, we reject this view of God.  It doesn’t matter.  The people who were not on the ark had probably never seen a worldwide flood but they still were not on the ark.  Don’t play tag on the back of a sleeping tiger.

He is slow to anger.  He will eventually have enough and then, watch out.  I started trying to think of a Biblical example where God flew off the handle on short notice.  There may be a case but generally people have plenty of opportunities to repent and reform.  They might claim it wasn’t fair but usually that seems to be living in denial.

So?  God will see His will done.  He will give you plenty of time to choose sides.  Make sure you don’t put it off too long. 

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