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, June 7, 2012

Torah, Torah, Torah

(Proverbs 7:2 KJV)  Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye.

This verse may be why I have a bit of trouble with the second verse of the chorus, “As a Deer”.  The song talks about God being the “apple of our eye”.  Here it says God’s “teaching” (8451) [torah] is the “apple” (380) of our eye.  I did a quick search and found five references in the KJV to this phrase.  None of them refer to God as being the “apple of our eye.”

What this verse is reminding us about is that we are to love the structure that God has given to His people.  The word torah is translated "law" in the KJV but the NASB gives more of the breadth of meaning by using "instruction" and "teaching" also.  If you are a follower of Jesus there is a desire to walk in obedience to the individual “commandments” (4687) but that is always done under the umbrella of instruction laid out in the Word.

So?  Read, study, contemplate, apply.  Are you tired of hearing that?  Remember that one way you can get your wife or mother to stop nagging you about picking up your sox is to begin picking up your sox. 

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