The Proverbial…“Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife;quarrels and insults are ended” (Pro.22:10).
When ‘church’ begins to stand in the way of the evil a man would like to do, he is either going to be pulled straight, or not.Since taking on God face to face over His will for a righteous life is usually avoided for obvious reasons, the self-willed man adopts craftier ways. He quickly amasses a group of fellow complainers and begins a process of destruction from within.His first step is to take dearly loved commands of the Lord and reduced them to the status of traditions. They are then mocked as passé. When criticism of that which was normally said and done about the place ceases to excite unhappiness, then a host of new-found reasons to ridicule will appear out of thin air. Scoffers are experts at getting their emotional hooks into everyone if give long enough to operate. Their mocking laughter is seen by the naïve as the wisdom of a crusader of truth. Therefore, God says: “Drive out the mocker, and out goes strife.”But this must be done early in the piece. Before he forms a choir of malcontents. This of course is never easy. Christians are good and patient souls. Quick to hear, slow to speak, and slow to become angry. However, toleration of a man who makes fun of God’s wisdom is helping him to destroy the temple of the Holy Spirit; one blow at a time. Is there quarrelling, fights, insults and all manner of abuse going on, and you can’t seem to understand why? Look no further than that seasoned scoffer who’s in it for a laugh. When he goes, the evil that he has caused will follow him out the door.John staigerIf you have been blessed by this message, please feel free to: Like, Comment or Share it with your friends.