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.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Feeble Excuses

(Proverbs 30:26 KJV)  The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;

This is another one of those verses that make me scratch my head and go, “What?”  It is part of four verses with contrasts.  So what is the contrast here?

It can’t be that the “conies” (badgers NASB) (8227a) are hiding.  That would not contrast with being un-mighty.  Making the rocks a home would signify taking a strong defensive position.  This would not be hiding but planning ahead in an area that is not your expertise.

Am I stretching?  Sure, I am not Agur, the author of this Proverb.  But go with it.  We all have weak areas.  We have skills or situations that do not play to our strengths.  Get into the rocks.  Find a way to compensate for you weakness by planning ahead.  Position yourself so that you are as strong as possible.

So?  We will all find areas that we feel helpless.  Plan.  Act.  Trust.  Maybe God will find a way to praise us for our organizational skills. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I guess my interpretation is related to yours. I always figured that it meant that if you don't have strength in the way required, use your head.

Pumice said...

And of course it helps to use your head even if you are not at the end of your rope. Have you noticed how often people put prayer at the end of their list too?

Grace and peace.