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 31, 2013

The Law of Love

(Proverbs 31:26 KJV)  She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

The KJV is more accurate here with the “law” (8451) of  “kindness” (2617a).  The NASB has “teaching of  kindness”.  I like it either way.  What about the Hebrew?  Literally this would be the “Torah of chesed.”

Torah we understand to be the law.  It is God’s unchanging standard. 

Chesed is a word that I love.  It is the Hebrew equivalent of agape.  My favorite translation is “loving kindness.”  It speaks of the love of God that He puts in our hearts and which is to guide and mold all of our behavior.

So?  Teach it.  Live it.  Be it.  If it isn’t there then it is possible that salvation hasn’t made a visit either. 


Gorges Smythe said...

That seems to be getting harder, instead of easier, as people get more blasphemous.

Mamahen said...

Hubby n I were just talking about this very thing the other day. How much harder it seemed to be to obey this law as the times become more troubled, and those we look to for leadership, seem to be leading the country to destruction, at least that's how we see it.

Gorges Smythe said...

Here was my reply to your comment on my blog: "Hey, Pumice, if it wasn't for you, I might have to start writing stuff myself!"

Pumice said...

Right Gorges, but no one ever said it would be easy. And I am always glad to give you something to post but you will forgive me if I don't read my own stuff again.

Mamahen, again, true but as you know it is the hard times that separate the wheat from the chaff.

Grace and peace to all.