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, August 8, 2014

If a Tree Falls in the Forest...

(Proverbs 8:33 KJV)  Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not.

Somewhere I remember a point being made in the difference between hearing and listening.  I can never keep straight which is which.  One has to do with the physical ability and the other with paying attention.  Here the KJV says “hear” (8085) and the NASB says “heed”.  The point being made is that it is not enough to be able to discern what is said.  It is also necessary to engage your mind and will in the information. 

Most homes in America have a Bible somewhere.  I have an entire shelf of different translations.  On my software I have eighteen English translations and three versions of the Greek text.  None of that does any good if you don’t read it.  Reading doesn’t do any good if we don’t allow the text to engage us.

So?  Tune in.  Pay attention.  Act like you just saw a police car and you suddenly remember you have a speedometer.  It will make a difference. 

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