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Proverbs 6:13 NIV

Solomon does not care for this person. In the previous verse he calls them a troublemaker and a villain. In another translation they render the Hebrew, “a worthless person, a man of iniquity.” He further talks about their shuffling feet and the perversity of their mouth. In early Hebrew tradition “winking of the eye” indicated someone was up to evil. Even the whole motioning with their finger was, “used for making secret but insulting, and possibly threatening, gestures which were intended to be seen by others but not the person in question. He was deceitful, unpleasant and possibly dangerous.” To Solomon these behaviors indicated a dark heart, an evil person. Someone who was worthless. I have always avoided calling someone worthless. I’ve been sorely tempted to as I’m sure you have as well. However, I believe every living person is worthwhile simply because Jesus died for them. Whether they are redeemable is a God issue but I certainly believe all of us can agree on worthless behavior. Rather than judge who is or isn’t worthless or even what actions of another are worthless our challenge is to be sure our actions represent the incredible worth our Creator has placed on us and those around us. Today live the life of  infinite value God has called you to. #BeTheEdge

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” Ephesians‬ ‭4:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬