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, September 1, 2012

Spiritual Grammar

(Proverbs 1:27 KJV)  When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

This is the kind of sentence that would have sent your English teacher ballistic.  To us it is an incomplete sentence but when you read the whole passage, it makes sense.

Often that is the way it is with spiritual things.  One small part might not make sense.  Often we have plenty of verbs but are lacking the nouns.  Often we don’t understand because we don’t want to. 

In English we have a form of address that leaves out the subject.  It is assumed.  I think it is called the declarative but it has been years since I worried about the jargon.  You know it when you see it.  You can even leave out the verb at times and be understood.  For instance, you could look at the child that is playing his drum in your room at 5:00 AM and all you need to do is say, “Out!”  No subject.  No verb.  No need.  One word is enough.

So?  Read the verse and put it together with what you already know.  Even more extreme, read the context.  It is called seeking and the promise is that you will find.

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