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, February 23, 2013

One Day at a Time

(Proverbs 23:17 KJV)  Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the LORD all the day long.

This month, looking at the literal translations shown in the margin of the NASB, I am almost ready to just go back to reading the KJV.  Compare the above to the other translation.
(Proverbs 23:17 NAS77)  Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always.
The first part is the same and then you have a different understanding of the Hebrew.  Then you come to the “always” of the NASB which is rendered “all (3605) day (3117)” in the KJV.  Then the margin tells you, “Oh, by the way, this is literally ‘all the day’.”

There is a real difference between always and all day.  One is a great dream, the other a realistic goal.  I want to always be faithful.  I also want to always keep my weight under control, never get a traffic ticket and get to bed on time every day.  A much more realistic goal is to make it through the day.  Jesus said it this way,
(Matthew 6:34 KJV)  Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
So?  I go with Jesus and the KJV.  I find it challenging enough to seek to live for Him today and let Him worry about tomorrow.  Have a blessed day. 

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