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.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Heavy Hearts

(Proverbs 12:25 KJV)  Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Sometimes the pictures etched in the KJV are insightful.  In this verse the NASB talks about “anxiety” (1674).  The KJV calls it “heaviness.”  We all know what anxiety is.  It is a good, clinical word that express a condition but doesn’t “heaviness” get the real feeling across?  Part of the meaning of this is “anxious care.”  Have you every had a person or a situation that was dragging you down?  You couldn’t get it off your mind.  It might effect everything you do.

Perhaps you know someone who is showing this in every line of their face, every move of their body.  Notice the second half of the verse.  It may be time for you to give them a “good” (2896a) “word” (8055). 

So?  Be a person of good words.  I am guessing that there is someone in your circle that needs what you have to give.  Sometimes if we can get concerned about others and become a helper it will lift the heaviness of our own heart.


Gorges Smythe said...

Such people are few and far between these days, but they can be like sunshine on a cloudy day to those who need it.

Pumice said...

We get so busy it is hard to find time. I guess that doesn't release us from the duty though.

Grace and Peace.