Margin notes for 3/8/2KX

Proverbs 8:6-9 (ESV) 6 Hear, for I will speak noble things, and from my lips will come what is right, 7 for my mouth will utter truth; wickedness is an abomination to my lips. 8 All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them. 9 They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.

Wisdom NEVER takes the path of sin. Any advice, any counsel which tries to make a case for why it is OK, or even the “best” course in THIS particular circumstance to take the sinful option – is a lie. It is unwise. It is ungodly. How our own hearts at times will reason within us as to why (though I would not ordinarily do so) – given a particular set of circumstances – act, think or feel in ways contrary to God’s Word. The underlying presupposition is that somehow – at certain times – righteousness is not the best choice. We think in terms of stories or movies where at last, the victim, robbed of justice, takes justice into their own hands. We cheer inwardly as they break the law in order to bring about true justice. But this is an illusion. While it may make a kind of sense in the fallen economy of this world – it never makes sense in God’s economy. And Christians are to live above this world’s way of thinking. Even if on the surface, we seem to lose now. By faith we see and understand (reigning-in our own hearts) that God will bring all things to a just end. Like our Savior, when reviled, we do not revile in return; when we suffer, we do not threaten, but continue entrusting ourselves to Him who judges justly. 1 Peter 2:23.

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