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.

Monday, February 4, 2013

That’s Yada, not Yoda

(Pro 4:1)  Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.

In this verse the KJV hits the translation right on.  It doesn’t need a marginal note like the NASB to tell us that “gain” (NASB) (3045) means “know” (KJV). 

This is an important word in the OT.  It is the Hebrew yada.  It means intimate knowledge.  It is the word used for the act of marriage, the ultimate human knowledge.  It means going beyond superficial and easy. 

The point is that we can have more than a test score or a bit of head knowledge.  We can do more than quote the words.  We can have them in our hearts.  This is because the Eternal God sends the Holy Spirit to live in us and fill us. 

So?  Don’t be satisfied with being a cultural Christian.  Don’t live in your parents religion.  Listen to the teaching.  Let God speak to you.  Get to yada Him. 

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