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.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Perpetual Hunger Games

(Proverbs 10:21 KJV)  The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Notice that, in this verse, death comes from lack of “wisdom” (3820).  The NASB calls it “understanding”.  The literal meaning, and the most common translation in both, is “heart.”  This is referring to the inner core of the being that decides if we are going to understand.  It is that part of us that determines our decisions.  It is more than just an accumulation of facts and details.  It has to do with how we put it all together.

You see people begging for change in front of a “help wanted” sign.  Your children complain that there is nothing to eat in a house full of food.  Students complain that they are learning nothing.  These are matters of heart, of wisdom and understanding. 

People do not die because they do not know, they die because they do not.

So?  Will this be a day where you feed well or a day in which you die a little?  God continues to offer wisdom.  Nourish well. 

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