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, June 22, 2013

The Few and the Frequent

(Proverbs 22:3 KJV)  A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.

The NASB presents us with an interesting grammatical issue that is harder to see in the old English of the KJV.  The “prudent” (6175) has a singular verb, “simple” (naive NASB) (6612a) has the plural.  Is this just the translators or is it in the original?  I am not enough of a scholar to dig that out in the time I have but it is an interesting difference. 

It would indicate that thoughtful and focused people are few and that the simple and shallow are frequent.  That would fit with my observations.  It would also go along with the teaching of Jesus on the wide and narrow gates. 

Proverbs teaches that we have a choice on which camp we are in.

So?  What kind of choices are you making today?  I don’t mean whether you have sausage or pepperoni.  The question is eternal wisdom or current trends.

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