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.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Choose to Live

(Pro 9:6 KJV) Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding.

This sounds a lot like Satan talking to Eve in the Garden. It is another example of how the good things of God can be easily perverted. Evil alters, echoes, copies and imitates God’s good creations. The little change is all that it takes to transform it. Often that is true both ways. God takes our personalities and changes them to be righteous. Sanctification could be the opposite of pollution.

We are required to “forsake” (5800a) {28:4} our the “foolish" (folly NASB) (6612a). The NASB has "your folly" with and indication that “your” is not in the Hebrew. That means that “folly” is generic here. It is not just a statement to leave your form of folly, but folly in general. We like to think we are more clever or inventive in our sin, but in reality we are just another stumbling, blind fool. If they had left out the "your" the NASB would be stronger, but as it is the KJV comes closer.

The result is that we will “live” (2421a). The opposite is obvious. If we will not change we will die. The choice is in our hands. God gives us choices. We are expected to make them.

“Way” (1870) is singular. Jesus is the Way, not the ways. Our choice is obedience or not. Our choice is not a personally crafted pattern of fun and games. We are not talking designer religion but religion of the Designer.

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