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.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Every Cloud Has a Favor Lining

(Proverbs 16:15 KJV)  In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.

Don’t we usually think of a “cloud” (5645) as a problem instead of a “favor” (7522)?  That is not the case here.  Clouds can represent the promise of rain and rain is what brings life to the seeds of spring. 

Think of clouds here as the promise of relief.  Elijah sent his servant out.  He came back six times with nothing to report but frustration.  Then...
(1 Kings 18:44 KJV)  And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare thy chariot, and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not.
Part of the encouragement here is the reminder that God is in control and the understanding that He can work things out in ways beyond our imagination. 

So?  Got clouds?  Roll up the windows.  Take an umbrella.  Look for the silver favor that might line it. 

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