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, March 12, 2024

Standard Response

(Pro 12:22 KJV)  Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

The Amplified Bible has an interesting spin on “abomination” (8441).  They interpret it as “extremely disgusting and hateful”.  This might be hateful to those who look at certain terms, read them, acknowledge them and move right along.  This brings it a little closer to home.  God would express what we call “righteous indignation” at those who do not tell the truth.  Part of that is because Jesus identified Himself with truth and when we play it fast and loose it is like spitting in His face.  Part of it is that God wants a righteous church and lies undermine that.

So?  This is another reminder that we are called to be different from those we see and meet.  Our standards are the standards of God, not culture. 

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