Insights from Proverbs 24 for the 24th:
One of the most convicting sentiments in all of Proverbs is found in 24:11-12.
“Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. If you say, ‘But we knew nothing about this,’ does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who guards your life know it? Will He not repay each person according to what he has done?”
God guards all life.
He hears the millions of tiny voices that are prematurely aborted. He knows the hopelessness of those enslaved in sex-trafficking. He sees the tragedies resulting from racism. He laments all the lost marching straight into Hell via atheism or false religions.
God guards all life and He has entrusted us to act as His agents!
Rescue is the word that’s used; deliver, defend, pluck, snatch them away! They are heading toward slaughter! RESCUE THEM!
We cannot see social injustice and do nothing (or worse: claim ignorance). We cannot see the lost and not share the Gospel with them. We are compelled! (1 Cor. 9:16)
We may fool each other (or even ourselves), but we cannot fool He who weighs the heart.
Like I said; very convicting couple of verses.
Please read them for yourself. And also – Take your time. Wrestle with them. Savor them. They are so great. I hope that you do.
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