Tuesday, 5 January 2021
Proverbs 1:2-3 To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity
We all need training in righteousness, justice and equity. These things are sometimes difficult and delicate to negotiate. Not, of course, that either the concepts or behaviour in line with the concepts are difficult and we certainly don't negotiate our level of behaviour with others - we do them anyway. But the wicked and ungoldy - those who do not follow Jesus, those who do not worship the God of Israel - often resist our righteous behaviour, our commitment to justice and God's definition of equity. That takes negotiation!
But wisdom and insight, understanding and instructions are an essential part of our walk of discipleship. We must not only do them but be seen to do them - this is a key part of our witness.