This web site is focused on gleaning a "gold nugget" from the chapter of Proverbs that corresponds to the current day of the month. The idea was first proposed to me years ago. After trying it, I found myself seeing the scenarios described in proverbs in my daily living. The option for making wiser decisions was becoming more apparent. The Book of Wisdom has lived up to its billing. Proverbs should not be the entirety of your bible reading, but it can be a valuable part of your daily discipline.
Ignorance of the Law
Reading for Today: Proverb Chapter 24
Gold Nugget Verse 12:“If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”Does not He who weighs the
hearts considerit? He who keeps your soul,
does Henotknowit? And will Henotrender toeachman according to his deeds?”
Ignorance of the law is no excuse. I've heard that all my life.
It is a valuable lesson that applies to many other areas of our
lives. There is a reason why minors are penalized less for the same crimes committed by adults. It's accepted that by the time
you reach a certain age you have had time to learn the basic laws of the
land. Even outside of the age factor, a new law will be held against you if
it has been in effect for enough time that you should be aware of it. If a
history teacher provides you with a history book, tells you to study it and
then gives you a test about its contents, would you have legitimate case to
claim ignorance? Of course not. We are not just held
accountable for what we know, but also what we should know.
Ignorance of the law
is no excuse if the knowledge of the Law was made available to us. I believe there are many Christians today that are very ignorant of the truth
of God’s Word. I also believe that much of it is by
choice. We live in a society where the scriptures are at our finger
tips and yet we take some sort of comfort in our lack of knowledge. It’s as if
we feel more comfortable being ignorant because of the alternative of possibly
having to give up too much. Ignorance (by choice or
neglect) is no excuse.
Lord, you have made your manual for life (the Scriptures)
readily available to us. Help us to take responsibility for learning what your Word
has to say to us, about us and for us. Allow it to direct and correct our lives.
Help us to see the values of ever learning more and more about you through your