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, April 14, 2013

Wicked Promise

(Proverbs 14:32 KJV)  The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Is this an interesting way of expressing the choices for the afterlife?  The directions seem to be correct, at least the first one.  The person going to Hell is “thrust down” (1760).  The word has a long definition with many nuances.  I get a picture of a cosmic, spiritual game of King of the Hill.  If I remember it correctly a bunch of children with energy overload find a high spot and see who can stay on top while all the others try to push him off.

Or it could just be a statement about “what goes around, comes around.”  Either way it is a promise to the “wicked” (7563) of the world. 

So?  This might be a warning to mend our ways.  It might give us a reason to encourage others to change theirs.  Either way, evil will be rewarded as it deserves. 

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