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, September 23, 2013

How Is the View?

(Proverbs 23:7 KJV)  For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.

How do you view yourself?  Neither the KJV or the NASB make this word clear.  One says “himself” (5315) and the other says “heart.”  This is a very common word in the Hebrew and is one of those words that points to the soul or the inner man.  In fact the most common translation in both versions is “soul.”  It is not just a simple pronoun to be passed over. 

How does your soul think?  What is at your core?  This is getting down to the basic person that you are. 

The Bible teaches that we are all born in sin.  It says that we have all sinned.  That is the bad news.  That is who you were and might still be if you have not seriously met Jesus.  The good news is that the title used for you after you meet Him is “saint” not “sinner.”  The good news is that the inner person, the “himself” or “heart,” can be changed.  That makes a different you.

So?  How is your heart?  How is your inner person?  God wants to look down and see the heart of a saint inside your “himself.”  Trust and obey. 

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