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.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Welcome to the Big House

(Proverbs 12:7 KJV)  The wicked are overthrown, and are not: but the house of the righteous shall stand.

This does not say the “righteous” (6662) will “stand” (5975).   It says the “house” (1004) of the righteous will stand.  There is a difference.  If you understand “house” to refer to the body, which it can, this would be an individual promise but the vast majority of times it is used, it is corporate in the sense of household.

There is a promise here but it becomes more of a principle than a specific.  The promise is that the family of God, the righteous, will not be destroyed.  That does not mean that you as an individual will not go through hard times.  It is a promise for our children and our community of believers.

So?  We have a different perspective.  We look at things in the context of eternity not what’s for dinner.  Or at least we should.  I find that I need to cultivate a God’s-eye view of life.  It is so easy to fall into the things I can only see without my spiritual glasses.  Just a reminder. 

No comments: