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Proverbs Day 13
Posted on January 16th, 2013

Irreverence

Prov 28:14 How blessed is the man who fears always,
But he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Prov 28:24 He who robs his father or his mother
And says, "It is not a transgression,"
Is the companion of a man who destroys.

Prov 29:1 A man who hardens his neck after much reproof
Will suddenly be broken beyond remedy.

Proverbs 1:28 Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. 29  Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD, 30  would have none of my counsel and despised all my reproof, 31  therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way, and have their fill of their own devices. 
God has an order for society. Authority should be respected and revered. Whether it is authority in the home, authority in the church or authority in government God has set in order that all authority should be respected. Paul says in Romans:

Romans 13:1 Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 

“The man who fears always” is someone that walks in reverence and not a fearful person. Therefore, the person who does not have reverence “falls into calamity.” Even worse, when a person thinks it is alright to do harm to their own parents are definitely violating God’s order. These are all clear indicators of an irreverent person. However, the wisdom of proverbs continues.

The one that does not listen to constant direction in the way of truth will come to a hard ending. Many people will not listen to wise counsel. Even worse, when they fail they are still unrepentant. Only the wise will listen and repent when reproof comes. There is certain conventional wisdom that will never change. Many have learned these lessons the hard way. Although this may not be a proverb, it is always better to learn from someone else’s mistakes than your own. There is no use in both falling in the ditch.


Posted in Proverbs, Bible 2013    Tagged with irreverence, ruin, unsubmitted, disrespect


1 Comments

Sis. Mae - July 13th, 2013 at 4:06 PM
Not only must we reverence authority, we must pray for those in authority.

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty (I Tim. 2:1-2).

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