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.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hay Rots

(Pro 27:25 KJV)  The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.

Change is a part of life.  We get so used to how things are that we forget that what worked yesterday may not work today. 

Then again, it might work better. 

The thing that is hard for us is telling what is old “grass” (2682) and what is “new growth” (1877).  The key word here is translated in a strange way in the KJV.  It says “appeareth.”  The NASB says “disappears.”  They would seem to be opposites.  What gives?  The concept of the word is to uncover or remove.  Maybe “exposed” might be a good word for this.

In time the elements of our lives become exposed.  They are revealed because all the trappings eventually fade away and the real is revealed.  This is where we are forced to make choices.  Take music since that can offend just about everyone.  Look through an old hymnal.  You will find stuff that hasn’t been sung anywhere since it was written.  You will also find treasures that are still being recorded.  The same is true about the new stuff.  Most of it will fade away quicker than the hair style of the worship leader.

So?  Use discernment.  Work to preserve that which is worthy.  Don’t get too upset when the shallow and insipid fades away. 

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