Monday, December 22, 2014

BIBLE | The Study Notes of a Demoniac [Proverbs 17:5]

Sometimes, when I introduce my blog to people, they ask if I'm affiliated with Satanists (or, worse, whether I get off on demons), while others suggest it is an obsession or infatuation with them. Well I could go on and on about how stupid this is – not to mention how lazy it is – I'd rather focus on the fact that none of them accuse me of being a Christian.

The pornos don't help me much in that regard, I grant them; but, this blog is about what happened, and where the action was, and not about my holiness or righteousness. I regret all my transgressions, but the facts must be told completely.

Since it's obviously an issue that won't go away, even by appealing to common sense and logic, I will attempt to balance the picture regarding my personal life by posting my notes that I take while studying my Bible. Insodoing, those concerned will get a clearer picture of what goes on in my mind on a daily basis. Actually, make that a minute-to-minute basis. as God is always on my mind– Even when I messed up (especially then, in fact).

The notes we published once every Sunday, just to make sure this blog does not get weighed down by anything other than posts related to its topic of interest: the demonic plague.

Having said all that, here is the first Bible-study note from my collection; it's God's take on making fun of people who have fallen on hard times, who people think got their just desserts:
Whoever mocks the poor reproaches his Maker, and he who is glad at calamity shall not be held innocent or go unpunished. [Job 31:29; Prov. 14:31; Obad. 12.] (‭Proverbs‬ ‭17‬:‭5‬ AMP) 
If God inflicts hunger and poverty as a means to guide and teach someone, or correct and reprove them, He does so in the best interest of His will, and as an act of love for that person. It is a display of concern and care on His part for them, even though it is painful for both. 
When you mock someone who has fallen on hard times, you are mocking God's choices [actions] and will [love]; moreover, you are denying yourself an opportunity to imitate Christ, who not only commands you to provide for the needy, but who will judge you according to that very standard. 
If everybody got what they deserve, everybody would die. There is a such a thing as a man acting righteously, but there is no such thing as a righteous man apart from Christ. Neither praise nor honor is due anyone but Him in this count. 
In sum: mock the poor, mock God; deprive them of their needs, sin against Christ.