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.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Seek or Search

(Proverbs 21:6 KJV)  The getting of treasures by a lying tongue is a vanity tossed to and fro of them that seek death.

Once again we don’t need a marginal reading to find out the literal meaning of a word.  The KJV has “them that seek (1245) death (4194)” while the NASB says “the pursuit of death” and tells us it literally means “seekers.”  What is the difference between pursuing and seeking?

When my wife travels she now takes her cat with her.  In order to take the animal it must be put in one of those little carriers.  The cat doesn’t want to go.  If we start quick enough it is a matter of chasing the cat around the house, turning over beds and trapping it in a corner.  If the cat catches on it hides and we then have to search the house looking for the animal.  Believe me it makes a difference. 

Liars don’t go running after an opportunity, they deliberately seek out opportunities that can only be embraced by deceit.  They lie on purpose.  In so doing they are deliberately seeking the death option.  People know lying is wrong.  They do it any way.

So?  The Holy Spirit speaks to us in many quiet ways.  We usually have a sense of what is right and what is wrong but we don’t want to listen.  Beware.  God demands that we be honest and above board.

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