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, January 8, 2014

Getting Around

(Proverbs 8:27 KJV)  When he prepared the heavens, I was there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:

Were you taught in school that people thought the world was flat in the days of yore?  Did you hear about how the sailors with Colombus were worried about sailing off the edge of the world?  The ignorance was with the teacher, not the ancients.  In fact Pythagoras, in the 6th century B.C., calculated the circumference of the earth with amazing accuracy.  When Proverbs talks about the “heavens” (8064) and a “compass” (circle NASB) (2329), is this an indication that we are seeing an awareness of the earth being a globe instead of flat.  This is not a clear proof but an indication.

I read somewhere that today the majority of people in the world think it is flat, even today.  I guess the difference is the people who are aware and those who never look past their nose.  We see the same thing in spiritual and moral terms.  People live in little bubbles, ignoring all the evidence around them and make foolish decisions.

So?  What establishes your circle of awareness?  Are you steeped in the knowledge of God or isolated by the ignorance of the world?  It is a handicap that can be solved.  Read the Owner’s manual. 

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