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.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Beast or Food?

(Proverbs 9:2 KJV)  She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

(Proverbs 9:2 NASB)  She has prepared her food, she has mixed her wine; She has also set her table;

Today I read through the entire chapter and nothing jumped out at me.  So I went back and began looking at each verse.  As I was looking at another point I noticed a difference between the KJV and NASB in this verse.  It would be good to check the KJV here.  The NASB seems to be inaccurate.  It seems the translators are trying to spare our sensitive natures.  “Prepared” (2873) means to “slaughter.”  “Food” (2874) means “slaughtered.” 

At this point something did jump out at me:  a slaughtered body, wine and a table.  As you read further you see that people are invited to come and partake.  At first I thought I was stretching at a gnat so I actually checked the commentaries in my software (e-sword, Described on the page above) and found that a couple mentioned what I was seeing.  This has all the elements of the communion meal.  We are looking at a prediction of the Last Supper.  In Proverbs we are being invited to the table of the Lord.

Maybe you saw this the first time.  Maybe the commentators were stretching.  I find it awesome the way the different parts of the Bible work together.  I like to think that different parts of my life can work together too.  Why does God put certain difficulties in my path?  Why does He sometimes wait so long to answer prayer?  Why is the answer sometimes, “No.”  Someday I will be sitting in the New Jerusalem Starbuck’s and will have an insight that will answer one of my “Big Questions.”

So?  Someday it will all fit together.  That is not just happy talk.  I recently finished a biography of Albert Eintstein.  In it the author went to great lengths to explain Einstein’s theories.  He seemed to have a grasp of them.  Okay.  I’ll have to wait for the resurrection on that.  Someday the pain and the joy will make sense.  Until then let Wisdom continue to teach us, day by day.

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