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, January 8, 2015

Top of the Morning

(Proverbs 8:2 KJV)  She standeth in the top of high places, by the way in the places of the paths.

Do the Irish really say, “Top of the morning to you”?  Maybe it is only in the movies.  The word “top” (7218) is transliterated [rosh].  You may be familiar with it in Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.  It is sometimes called the Feast of Trumpets.  Literally Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year.”  “Top” refers to beginnings.  It refers to the head, which is its most common translation.

Where is your head today?  Where does it all “meet” (NASB) (1007a) for you?  What is dominating your thoughts and dreams?  What determines your plans and reactions?  Is it wisdom or the latest theme you have picked up on the internet?  You have a lot to say about what dominates your thinking.  You choose the music you listen to.  You chose what comes over your speakers in the car.  You choose the places you spend your leisure.

So?  If you are not on top of things it could be that life has dumped on you.  It could also be because you are making decisions that put the world in your head instead of the word.  Think about it.  Be honest.  No one is listening but you, and, of course, God.  You can only fool yourself.

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