Friday, August 2, 2019
“He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor” (Proverbs 14:31 KJV).
Is this a good verse to support minimum wage increases?
When the Creator God gave us His inspired Word, the Holy Bible, He left Divine truth in the hands of men. He could have given it to angels (more powerful and intelligent), but He did not. Unfortunately, man has not been faithful in “holding fast” those precious words delivered him. Down through the many centuries, sinful man has so terribly mistreated Scripture. It has been “adjusted” to fit various sectarian and political biases. Scores upon scores of modern English versions have been produced in the last century, each further tainted by modernism, liberalism, and denominationalism. Yet, as soon as someone mentions the Bible, they are assumed to be telling the truth. “He quotes the Bible, so he must be speaking for God and telling the truth.” This assumption is ever so dangerous!
Friend, the Bible is the universe’s most important book: it is God’s Book, and never, ever forget it. The Holy Spirit designed it so that it “reads” us as we read it! Hebrews chapter 4: “ For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.  Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do.”
As soon as we open God’s Word, it puts our heart under a spiritual microscope. It sees right through our flesh, our skin, and penetrates deep to expose our soul and spirit. Almighty God scans our innermost being—all that we know or will ever know, all that we believe or will believe, all that we plan to do or will ever do, He sees the “real” us! The Holy Spirit evaluates our motives. Why are we turning pages in His Book? Are we interested in handling His words honestly, or have we appealed to them to fulfill an evil agenda? He thus acts accordingly….
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