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, November 16, 2012

Getting a Little Shut Eye

(Proverbs 16:30 KJV)  He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

Although I like the word “winks” (6095) in the NASB, the KJV is spot on by translating it “shutteth”.  This is the only place the Hebrew word is used.  I picture someone closing his eyes to think about something.  We have someone who is concentrating.

The purpose of his focus is to “devise” (2803) “froward things” (evil NASB) (7463a).  This is not Christian meditation but evil planning. 

Again we are reminded that there are some people in the world who put a lot of energy into their mischief.  It is not a matter of making a mistake or a weak moment.  They are out to get what they want and what they want is evil.

So?  Go through the day with your eyes open and your spirit sensitive.  Pray that God would “deliver us from evil.”  Rejoice in your salvation and be careful not to walk into any doors.

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