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.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Picking Sides

(Pro 3:32)  For the froward is abomination to the LORD: but his secret is with the righteous.

I like the marginal reading for “secret” (intimate NASB) (5475).  It says it literally means “His private counsel is.”  Again I think the literal translation is more helpful than the translators trying to interpret it for us.

The context is with those who live in rebellion and disobedience.  The promise is more than a “secret” or intimacy.  When I read about “private counsel” I think about the Counselor, the Advocate, the Paraclete.  I think about the promise of the Holy Spirit.

The “upright” (3477) are promised to have One who walks beside us, teaches us, empowers us and even lives within us. 

On one side you have the crooked, perverted, scorners, oppressors, and wicked.  They have a promise.  So do the righteous.  I think I like the promise God gives us better.

So?  Pick a side.  Bow your knee.  Call on your God.  Receive His counsel.  It is a good way to live the day. 

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