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.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Job’s Patience Was Minor League

(Proverbs 1:24 KJV)  Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded;

What is the difference between the “called” (7121) of the NASB and the “have called” of the KJV?  At times wish I had paid more attention to my English teacher.  This is a good example of why children need to learn things.  You never know when you will need it.

To me the sense of the KJV is that God has called more than once.  I know that has been true in my life.  I think of how easily I lose patience with people around me.  I think of how long suffering God is with me.  Today I don’t need a long list of my sins and frustrations.  Today it is humbling enough to think about how I test the patience of God.

I don’t want to do that.

So?  How is your day going?  Has God already wanted to slap you up side the head?  Be glad He didn’t.  Thank Him.  Repent.  Move on. 

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