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.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Band-aids Still Needed

(Proverbs 26:2 KJV)  As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

The NASB says the “curse” (7045) will not “come" (alight NASB) (935).).  The marginal reading of the NASB tells us that it literally means “come” just as the KJV says.  What are we going to do with these modern translators?  There is a difference between the two ideas.  One means that the curse can kind of flit around our heads but find not purchase.  The other means that it won’t even arrive in your location. 

This is reminding us that living a righteous, upright life has results.  Living free from evil means that the curses of evil will not even begin to approach us.  This would also help us understand the difference between the curses of evil and the simple results of living in a sinful world.  We are all subject to the curse of death.  It effects all of nature.  We will age.  We will get colds and flu.  We will face unemployment.  But the true curses of the coming year will not be on our heads.

So?  Buy band-aids and Tylenol.  Try to figure out the health care debacle.  Rejoice that God will shield us from the truly evil. 

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