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.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

More Than a Song

(Proverbs 8:31 KJV)  Rejoicing in the habitable part of his earth; and my delights were with the sons of men.

What is God’s general attitude, expressed through Wisdom personified, toward His creation?  If you have read the creation account recently you have seen how repeatedly God refers to what He has done by saying, “It was good.”  Here we see an attitude of “rejoicing” (7832).  Two times in two verses it mentions “rejoicing” (7832).

As I was comparing the KJV and the NASB I was trying to figure out the relationship between the Hebrew and the English.  A literal, word by word, translation would go something like “laughing, joking and playing in the world of his land.”  It is hard to figure that one but it is clear that God is rejoicing and wants to enjoy the world, and people He has made.

This is just more evidence that God is on our side.  He wants us to have the best.  He loves us.  At the same time He is Holy and Just.  That takes us back to sin, redemption, resurrection and the whole gospel.

So?  If you are having a bad day, remind yourself that God did not intend it that way and is reaching out to help you rejoice with Him.  It is in the Bible.
(Psalms 118:24 KJV)  This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
And you thought it was just a song. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I needed that today. Thank you.

Pumice said...

Always willing to share. The joy is in knowing that it is the Holy Spirit that makes the connection.

Grace and peace.