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, August 3, 2013

Candlepower or Octane?

(Proverbs 3:26 KJV)  For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.

If you have an NASB you see that the margin tells you “confidence” could also mean “at your side.”  That got me looking at the meaning of the word and it’s root.  It was one of those “What?” moments.  The root for the word means “stupidity” and when you read “fool” or “folly” in Proverbs it is another spin off from that root.  This word itself is translated “loins” or “flank” in the sense of a part of the sacrificial animal.  It seems to be another word that depends on the context. 

If we put our trust in the Lord, make Him that which is at our side, we have confidence and a reason for confidence.  If we place anything else in that spot we have folly.  It is like trying to run your car on wax.  It works well for candles on a cake but doesn’t do much to move a huge chunk of steel.

So?  What do you want to depend on?  Whom do you want at your side when push comes to shove?  At the moment of crisis it may be to late to look for backup.  Prepare now. 

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