Thursday, August 11, 2011

Proverbs 24

Pro 24:21  My son, fear thou the LORD and the king: and meddle not with them that are given to change:
Pro 24:22  For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knoweth the ruin of them both?
Pro 24:23  These things also belong to the wise. It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.
Pro 24:24  He that saith unto the wicked, Thou art righteous; him shall the people curse, nations shall abhor him:
Pro 24:25  But to them that rebuke him shall be delight, and a good blessing shall come upon them.
Pro 24:26  Every man shall kiss his lips that giveth a right answer.
Pro 24:27  Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house.

It is not good to have respect of persons in judgment.  When judging a case, we should not look first to the parties and who they are and what they can do or what power they have.  That is all irrelevant.  Our judgment should not be swayed by the status of another.

Those who commend evil (v 24-25) will be cursed by the people, while the person who identifies evil as evil will be blessed.  How often do we turn the other way from evil?

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