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.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Spiritual Special Education

(Proverbs 22:19 KJV)  That thy trust may be in the LORD, I have made known to thee this day, even to thee.

Is this a bit of humor?  Is God making fun of us?  Notice that He has “made known to” (taught NASB) (3045) “even” (637) you.  A literal rendering would be “God has acknowledged you” or “God has known you,” but all of the translations on my software have the English phrase, “even you.”

I need to be reminded of this at times.  Jesus died for me.  I know that.  That makes me feel like I have some worth.  But we need to be reminded that we tend to be somewhat knuckle headed much of the time.  One pastor used to always say that Jesus loved us so much that He would have gone to the cross even if we were the only one that needed to be saved.  That is wonderful and great for the self-esteem crowd, but only feeds the narcissism of most people.

I need to be reminded that I am not the sharpest tack in the box and God is not lucky to have me on His team.  In spite of that, He keeps working with “even me.”

So?  Rejoice.  You may be in the Spiritual Special Education department but you have a Teacher that specialized in hopeless cases.

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