Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Plowing of the Wicked
How is the plowing of the wicked, sin when they are commanded to plow, and severely reproved for the neglect of that work by which they ought to support themselves and their families?
Whether we eat or drink, or whatever we do we are required to do all to the glory of God. But the wicked man neither eats nor drinks, nor plows, nor sows, to the glory of God and therefore he lives in a course of sin, even when he is employed in those actions which are most innocent or necessary.
His soul is infected deeply with the venom of sin, which spreads itself over all his life. For to the unbelieving and impure, there is nothing holy. They are corrupt trees and no fruit that grows upon them can be good. Their hands are defiled with sin, and their fingers with iniquity and, therefore, everything they touch must be defiled by their impurity!
What then must the wicked do? Must they leave off all work, lest they should sin in doing it? By no means. Their business is to get free of that plague of sin which spreads infection to everything they meddle with. Let them have recourse, like the leper, to Christ that He may make them clean and then being pure, everything will become pure to them.
Proverbs 21:4 ... An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
1 Corinthians 10:31 ... Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:4 ... In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.❤