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, March 10, 2013

Never, Never

(Proverbs 10:30 KJV)  The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

This seems a bit hard to believe, to be honest with you.  “Never” (5769/1077) be “removed" (shaken NASB) (4131)?  Never?

I find the translation of “never” interesting.  It is a compound word.  When I looked at the first part the definition has words like “forever, perpetual and everlasting.”  That got my attention.  How do you get “never” out of “always?”

It is the second part that turns it around.  It simply means “not.”  Put it together it becomes a promise.  We will forever not be shaken.  It gives us the eternal dimension of God’s promises.  It takes a threat and makes it a blessing.

So?  Keep in mind that is how the grace of God works in our lives.  It takes all the things that go wrong and sanctifies them for the kingdom.  Remember the other promise,
(Romans 8:28 KJV)  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
God takes the failures and pains and weaves them into good.

We will look at what “removed” means at another time.

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