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, August 2, 2014

Happy Thinking

(Proverbs 2:3 KJV)  Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding;

It is not obvious in English but in the Hebrew both “knowledge” (discernment NASB) (998) and “understanding” (8394) come from the same root.  In this passage we see a series of couplets.  They are given this way for emphasis.  Repetition is a tool of learning and an indication of importance.

God does not prefer to be served by empty headed fools.  The pagan intellectuals of our world like to act like believers are uneducated, rustic simpletons.  They want to declare that our concept of faith has a kill switch for our minds.  God seems to disagree with that.  Just look at these verses and the call to engage our brain.

So?  Wake up and think about the roses.  Don’t just smell them.  God gave you a mind that is capable of thought.  It is part of being created in the image of God.  Please God.  Frustrate those who hate Him.  Happy thinking. 


SLW said...

Loved the intriguing title. Blessings.

Pumice said...

It never hurts to remind people.

Grace and peace