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.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013


(Proverbs 16:8 KJV)  Better is a little with righteousness than great revenues without right.

As I looked at the definition to “little” (4592) I learned a couple of new words.  They are not complicated and intellectual.  They are just ones I have never really thought of before.  I assume they are real words because my spell-check doesn’t underline them.  The definition included “littleness” and “fewness.” 

This implies a condition or a state of being, not an amount.  It indicates how we relate to our world not how much we have accumulated.  It speaks to me today of humility and a willingness to be content with what you have in life.

We are not talking about being content with starvation or privation.  Most of us will never know those things so don’t go there.  I am talking about the Christian attitude summed up by the apostle Paul.
(Philippians 2:3 KJV)  Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
I am more familiar with this translation,
(Philippians 2:3 NAS77)  Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself;
So?  Be a servant.  It doesn’t sit well with our culture but it allows us to sit with our God. 

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