Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 10:2 NIV

“Ill-gotten treasures have no lasting value, but righteousness delivers from death.” 

As I mentioned the other day this part of Proverbs is very different from the first nine chapters which focused so much on the reality of wisdom in the world. Almost every verse in this chapter includes the word but, a fact that I would hesitate to share with a room full of junior high boys. The point is that Solomon spends most of the rest of Proverbs showing the very clear and stark contrast between the righteous and the wicked or those following God and those who don’t. As M. Henry tells us, “both the just and the wicked, when their days are fulfilled, must die. Between their bodies in the grave there is no visible difference; between the souls of the one and the other, in the world of spirits, there is a vast difference, and so there is, or ought to be, between their memories, which survive them”. As you see Solomon spends a lot of time laying out the clear differences between us and the world. Therefore we are without excuse. Our lives should reflect where our souls will end up is a great truth. Reflecting on what we are doing right now, what we have done in the last day or two, as well as what we plan to do tomorrow through the grid of the Proverbs is an even more powerful way to live. Having Proverbs so ingrained in our spirit that they guide us without us having to research them first is a powerful way to live. Today continue in your commitment to be daily in Proverbs and watch them grow to be a part of who you are and how you live.#BeTheEdge

“Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” Colossians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NASB