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, March 27, 2014

Hairballs and Wool Coats

(Pro 27:26 KJV)  The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

Are you a pet person?  My wife and daughter are cat people.  They cannot live without hairballs and shredded carpet.  They have graduated to taking the animals with them when they fly somewhere.  At the same time they are aware that the cats are for their pleasure no matter what the animals think.  We need to be reminded of the Biblical reality.  Animals are here to serve us.

This verse gives us two examples.  Animals provide clothing and are used as investment for profit.  Granted, this is not advocating fur coats and leather dresses.  Lambs, when they grow up, give wool.  I think that is what is meant here.  But don’t forget that when the prodigal son returned the father ordered the fatted calf prepared for dinner (Luke 15:23).  I don’t think that meant it had a place at the table.

So?  Enjoy your animals.  Worship your God.  Serve your family, church and community.  Don’t get it all confused. 

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