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Simple Irony

May 10

"... the simple pass on, and are punished."   Proverbs 27:12


"True love can be held to a false end ..."






The simple life is not all its cracked up to be, at least from a Biblical standpoint.  A wealth of strait talk exists in the Scripture, regarding both the diagnosis, and the prognosis of the simple.  The strain of simplicity among us is cousin to some other wantons of ill character as well, common especially within the Proverbs.  "How long, ye simple ones, will ye love simplicity? and the scorners delight in their scorning, and fools hate knowledge?"  One need not reason with a simpleton long to discover this spiritual ailment is rooted in the fondness of their own frivolity, and thus they are extremely resistant to treatment.  "For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, ..."  True love can be held to a false end; and the simple may just leap with his lover!  "The simple believeth every word: ..."  Few things are more gullible than misguided love; and the proof of that is found in the pudding of sin's simplicity.  The tragic irony is, the simpleton is slain, while simplicity lives on, simply scaling the cliff once more, to pull her next victim to the rocks below. 

"The entrance of THY Words giveth light; It giveth understanding unto the simple."  The only effective antivenin for the bite of simplicity is the serum of Scripture.  "Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding,"  Getting it to the simpleton in time to move him back from the precipice is critical to any hope.  Once injected however, the truth cuts right to the heart, and the cure is nothing less than miraculous: "... the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple."   Having received the cure, we all, once simple in sin, can now perceive wisdom and simplicity, together, in their intended context.

"For your obedience is come abroad unto all men. I am glad therefore on your behalf: but yet I would have you wise unto that which is good, and simple concerning evil."

For Love of Country
Exeter, New Hampshire  (August 4,1639)
(purpose of government as defined by colonists)
"Considering with ourselves the holy will of GOD and our won necessity, that we should not live without wholesome laws and civil government among us, of which we are altogether destitute, do, in the name of CHRIST and in the sight of GOD, combine ourselves together to erect and set up among us such governments as shall be, to our best discerning, agreeable to the will of GOD ..."

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