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, November 30, 2011

Lofty Eyes

(Proverbs 30:13 KJV)  There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.

Do you have “lofty” (7311) “eyes” (5869)?  Which direction do they look?  It makes a difference.

One type of lofty eyes looks down, usually on other people.  That is why the NASB throws in the word “arrogance” and puts it in italics to show it is not in the Hebrew.  They want you to know that this refers to the type of person looking down their nose (or down their knows) at the inferior masses around them.  Christians are often accused of this kind of attitude.  The inference here is that such an attitude is sinful.

You can use this picture to remind you that your eyes should be lofty because they are looking up.  Some words should be familiar to you,
(Psalms 121:1 KJV)  I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
We should be always keeping the eyes of our soul focused on God Himself.

So?  Which “generation” (kind NASB) (1755) are you?  People fit into categories.  People look in directions.  Today it might be an interesting exercise to see how others see you.  Then ask yourself if their image is accurate or distorted.

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