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, November 10, 2012

The Original Spock Greeting

(Proverbs 10:27 KJV)  The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.

I can think of many reasons why “fear” (3374) “prolongs” (3253) “days” (life NASB) (3117) [yom]. 

Fear can keep you from doing something stupid.  A fear of heights can keep you away from places that invite falling.  Fear can keep you from swimming in dangerous surf.  Fear can keep your mouth shut at key times.  Those are obvious.

But we are talking about the fear of the “Lord” (3068) [Yahveh].   This is the word that is translated Jehovah four times in the KJV.   This is not the craven fear of terror but the holy awe of the eternal God.  This is a fear that not only keeps us from evil but transforms our inner being.  When you are transformed there are consequences, good ones.

I have read reports that say that people who worship regularly tend to be happier, more successful and, yes, live longer.  I didn’t need to read the research, I have already read the Word.

So?  You already have what Spock wishes for you.  You are going to live long and prosper.  And then you will live forever and prosper more. 

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