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, May 10, 2015

Steady As You Go

(Proverbs 10:30 KJV)  The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

This verse is a jarring note in the melody of this passage, at least in the NASB.  Notice in verses 27 through 32 you have contrasting statements separated by the word “but”.  In all the other verses it is easy to see the contrast.  Here there seems to be no continuity of thought.  Both seem to be negative statements.  They do not connect.

The KJV does a better job of getting the contrast.  It is not so much that the “righteous” (6662) will “never” (5769/1077) be “shaken” (4131) as much as they will not be banished forever.  This is a promise that those who walk upright will find stability in life.  They might go through tough times but they will endure.

So?  We live in rough times.  We face terrorism, recession, drought and many personal issues.  The promise is that our faith and our God can keep us steady.  I believe it.  I have experienced it.  I hope the same is true for you. 

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