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.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Unsearchable

(Proverbs 25:3 KJV)  The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.

I don’t understand my wife.  She might say the same for me.  There is a sense in which she is “unsearchable” (369/2714).  This is a common human characteristic.  We can know people very well.  We can know how they will respond.  We can sense their feelings.  Having said all that, we can never really know what is going on inside them.

This word is two in the Hebrew.  The first part is a word of negation.  It is very common in the Old Testament and is a sense of total blockage.  The second part has the idea of searching for meaning and understanding.  It is used most frequently in Job as God dialogues with Job about his lack of ability to understand the glory of God and creation.  There are some things that we will never understand.

So?  Are you going through a real rough time?  It could be caused by a breakdown in a relationship, physical problems or work issues.  You may never understand.  There are times when we need to focus on the glory of God and the fact that He is in charge.  There are times to seek knowledge and times to trust.  This may be the latter. 

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