An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Obvious Truth

Pro 1:1 The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel; (KJV)

One of the issues that must be dealt with is accepting the Word as the Word. We take a simple statement like this and let it slip through our thinking. What would many people feel if I said Solomon did not write all of the Proverbs. Some would rise in righteous indignation. By the time you finish reading through all the Proverbs you will find that there are places where the Word says that other people wrote certain sections. Accept it if it says it. Don’t lay the statements of authorities on top of the Word and let the simple text slide away from you. Did Solomon write this part of Proverbs, yes, because the Bible says so. Did Paul write Hebrews? Did Matthew write the first gospel? We can accept tradition, but beware believing it.

No comments: