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.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


(Proverbs 27:7 KJV)  The full soul loatheth an honeycomb; but to the hungry soul every bitter thing is sweet.

I like the KJV here.  The KJV has “full” (7649) instead of the “sated” of the NASB. When you read it in its context it seems like a person with a problem.  In reality it simply means that you have had enough.  Your needs have been met.  Even good things don’t grab your attention.

The KJV also translates literally when it has “soul” (man NASB) (5315).  This is the word for the inner self.  It sounds good to have a full soul.   If I have a full soul I am less inclined to notice a temptation, let alone give in to it.  Of course, it depends on what I am full of.

So?  Get a full soul.  Fill it up with Jesus, with the Glory of God, with the written Word.  This does not happen by accident or in a once a week, Sunday morning service.  What else of importance do you try to get by with once a week? 

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