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, January 11, 2014

Is This the Year?

(Proverbs 11:7 KJV)  When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth.

Death happens.  Along with taxes, it is a sure thing.  This verse reminds us of that and of one other thing:  Death does not mean the same thing for all people.  For the “wicked” (7563) death is an end of “expectation” (8615b).  It is the crash of “hope” (8431).  This is the cause of all the tests the doctor has you take looking for any little thing going wrong in your body.  This is why the world spends so much on cosmetics, exercise and fashions.  The day of death must be held at bay at all costs.

Believers have a different read.  The righteous have expectations that begin at death.  We have a hope that goes beyond the grave.  Physical death is not an end, just a transition. 

So?  How is your hope today?  How are your expectations?  Nothing that happens today is the end.  Death hath no sting.  Of course, you still have taxes.

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