Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Responsible for Sound Judgment

Micah 3:1 KJV
And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and ye princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment?

Though there are many differences between the passages, this reminds me of 1 Corinthians 6. People who have the Word of God ought to be capable of sound and equitable judgment. It is much to the discredit of a people who, having the privileges and tools God has placed at our disposal, refuse to use those tools and privileges, or else abuse them.

The Jews had so many advantages having possessed the oracles of God. Yet the testimony of their history is that they fell into the sins of the lost around them. Having the Word of God they tended to think of themselves more highly than they ought to have. Yet refusing to obey the Word of God they were culpable to a greater degree than those whom they despised.

Such is the warning if the Apostle to Christians.
  • With the advantages we possess
  • With the promises we are awaiting
  • With the Word of God, now complete
no people are more responsible for sound judgment than are we. 

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