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, April 16, 2014

Part B into Slot 37

(Pro 16:20 KJV)  He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he.

Do you want to “find” (4672) “good” (2896b)?  In my post yesterday I looked at the word “better” (2896a).  In the KJV reference tools the two words are the same.  The NASB tools mark them “a” and “b”.  I can tell that one form is a masculine noun and one feminine.  I can’t tell the difference with the tools I have available.

So lets look at finding.  This has the idea of attaining a worthy goal, not just recovering something lost.  We all have dreams.  We have goals.  What will it take to make you feel that life has been well lived when you are looking at the grave?  The suggestion here is that you need to ground your search in the “word” (1697).  The NASB takes a complicated phrase of three words and breaks it down where the KJV puts it all into the word “wisely”.  If you start your finding anywhere else but in the eternal word you are doomed to failure.

So?  Get out the instruction manual.  You won’t know how to put part b into slot 37 if you don’t.  You might not even know there is a part b or a slot 37.  Picture a car put together with the direction signals reversed. 

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