Wednesday, August 19, 2009

loyal

I believe Scripture is completely true and a guide for me that will not steer me wrong. I want to be completely loyal to Scripture.That sounds simple enough, but look at this small passage in Proverbs.

Proverbs 24:21-22
My child, fear the Lord and the king.
Don’t associate with rebels,
22 for disaster will hit them suddenly.
Who knows what punishment will come
from the Lord and the king?

What do you suppose those who wanted to be completely loyal to Scripture during the time the American Revolution was brewing were thinking?

My point? No, it's not that American is built on sin because they rebelled against the King. Maybe that's true, maybe it's not. I'm not a history scholar nor do I know the innermost thoughts of God. That is beside the point; at least beside my point.

Here's what I'm thinking. It's so easy to think of ourselves as always being in the right, but how many of us would have come down on the side of the revolutionaries in 1776? How many would have been loyalists to the King (of Britain)? How many of us would have shouted out "crucify him!" around A.D. 30?

No answers here. This is just what I'm wondering this morning as I read God's Word.

1 comment:

Benjamin said...

Jason this is a good thought. I think I am going to have to think about it for a while to be honest. Thanks for writing it.