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 22, 2012

The Bond of Love

(Proverbs 22:2 KJV)  The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

There is a chorus that used to be cutting edge and now is for old folks called “We Are One in the Bond of Love.”  This verse is talking about that.  Notice the term “meet together” (common bond NASB) (6298).  My Hebrew is so slim that it is almost non-existent but in looking through my study tools I see that the meaning of this is “to meet, join, encounter.”  I submit that this is an Old Testament expression of the New Testament concept of “koinonia” which teaches fellowship and oneness in the Spirit.

As believers we are united in the bond of Christ which is established by the Holy Spirit.  The term that was used in the epistles was “brethren.”  Modern translations change this to brothers and sisters which, while not an accurate translation of the word, gives the undergirding power. 

So?  Are you involved in a local body of believers?  I don’t care if it is a house church or a mega church.   I do care if you are a vibrant part of it.  Don’t be the family member that never has time to be with the family.  Sunday is coming, every week.  Worship.  Give.  Receive.

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