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, July 12, 2015

Local Broadcasting

(Proverbs 12:8 KJV)  A man shall be commended according to his wisdom: but he that is of a perverse heart shall be despised.

“Commended” (praise NASB) (1984b) is an interesting word.  Most of the nuances of translation have to do with us tooting our own horn or others singing our song.  One variation was more interesting.  It can mean “to shine, to flash forth light”.  Thus a person of “insight” (7922) would radiate this quality.  He would not need to talk about it.  His life would show it. 

I am reminded of a time when a student said he wished I wouldn’t talk about Jesus all the time.  I wish his statement were accurate but I had not mentioned the name of Jesus in class for a long time and usually it was in response to specific questions.  What I think he was seeing was the “praise” of my life.  At least I would like to think that is true.

So?  What do your daily actions broadcast?  We say something in the way we ask a question, in the way we answer a question, in how we listen and look.  I think I would be embarrassed if I had a video replay of my day. 

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