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.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Home Training

(Proverbs 1:9 KJV)  For they shall be an ornament of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.

Have you ever been around well raised children?  Other than your own of course.  People will say they are a credit to their parents.  That is what Solomon is getting to in this verse.  In the previous verse he told us to listen to our parents.  Here he describes the results. 

Do you belch at the table?  Do you keep your elbows off the table?  Do you eat your peas with a knife?  I have never understood that one.  As we say at school, “Do you have any home training?”  Too often the answer is “No.”

The NASB has “graceful” here instead of “grace” (2580).  The KJV has it better.  This is the favor that Noah found from God.  I think a good paraphrase of this would be “aura of grace.”  When you are taught properly your life has an aura of grace.  You have “home training.”  It may be that your parents were not up to the task or were not around.  That is what the Bible is for.  Use it.

So?  What kind of wreath will you be wearing today?  Will you radiate grace or grouch?  Think about it and act as you will.

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