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, August 30, 2011

Wise Like a Locust

(Proverbs 30:27 KJV)  The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;

Okay.  On this one you have me.  What does this mean?  In verse 24 it says we are going to learn about some things that are “exceeding wise.”  Now we see “locusts” (697) listed because they “go” (3318) in “bands” (ranks NASB) (2686a).  What?

I have read this many times.  It has yet to move me.  Does it stir your soul?  How would you feel if you were a farmer watching them eat your crops?  Would it impress you if you were a biologist studying their DNA?  I know my daughter never got thrilled if one got in the house.

So let that be the lesson for today.  All of the Bible will not speak to you every day.  Don’t linger and fixate on it.  Move on.  There is something out there for you.  Keep reading.

Maybe that is the wisdom of the locust.  It keeps going.  When a field is bare it moves on because it is hungry.

So?  Are you hungry?  Don’t dwell on the parts of the Bible that are sugar-free Jello to you.  Move on and find some nourishment.  Go forth in ranks.

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