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.

Friday, December 30, 2011

How Good We Have It

(Proverbs 30:14 NASB)  There is a kind of man whose teeth are like swords And his jaw teeth like knives, To devour the afflicted from the earth And the needy from among men.

Much of Proverbs is made up of freestanding couplets.  This verse is in the middle of the exception.  We have a series of statements about the “kind” (1755) of people we run into.  They are all negative. 

This is one of those spots I scratch my head and try to figure out what the NASB translators were thinking.  This word means “generation.”  They translate it in some form of the word 128 times.  They only translate it “kind” four times and all in this section of Proverbs.  Go figure.

We have generations of people who seem to be void of the love of God.  History is full of examples.  In fact it is more common than the blip we know as America with out talk of equal rights and the rule of law.  A culture without the God of the Bible may be the stuff of exciting movies but it is not a place you would want to live. 

So?  Realize how bad is has been and can be again.  Recognize how good we have it.  Be faithful as salt and light so that these evil people do not set the tone during our lifetime.

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