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.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Tradition or Truth

(Pro 31:1 KJV)  The words of king Lemuel, the prophecy that his mother taught him.

Chapter 31 starts off with a reminder for us that we are supposed to base our knowledge of the Bible on the Bible, not what we think, others think or just general tradition.  Whom do people say wrote Proverbs?  General wisdom is Solomon.  Generally that is true.  Solomon wrote Proverbs, except for the parts that he didn’t write.  I was listening to a pod cast by Wayne Grudem on systematic theology as I walked.   He mentioned that some people attack the Bible because it teaches that the world is flat.  Grudem says there is one big problem with that statement: The Bible does not teach the world is flat.  I did a quick word search on flat in the KJV and NASB and did not find it used in regard to the world.

Do your own research before you quote me.

So?  How much of what you believe is based on the Word of God and how much is on the words of the guys at the water cooler?  Tools are readily available.  Go to the source. 

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