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, September 20, 2014

What Is Winnowing?

(Proverbs 20:26 KJV)  A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them.

I must go with the KJV here.  The word it translates “scattereth” (2119) the NASB translates “winnows”.  The word literally means to spread and that is what you do in winnowing but that gives a picture of throwing things up in the air.  In winnowing you are separating the good grain from the chaff.  When you scatter, you get rid of.

So?  We need to make it a habit of getting rid of the “wicked” (7563) things and people in our lives.  This includes the people, possessions and positions that bring enjoyment as well as the ones that bring pain.  Sanctification means separation. 

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