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.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


(Proverbs 30:22 KJV)  For a servant when he reigneth; and a fool when he is filled with meat;

Remember the introduction to this verse.  These are things that disrupt the entire world.  I don’t know about you but I am forced to ask myself how being “filled” (satisfied NASB) (7646) with “meat” (food NASB) (3899) will shake the world.

First of all, there is nothing wrong with having enough food.  The word can be translated “satiated” in a negative sense but it can also mean “plenty” as in a good harvest.  It is one of those words that takes it’s moral value from the context.

What the KJV calls “meat” and the NASB calls “food” is a word that is most frequently translated “bread” in both.  It is translated that way because that is what it means.  In the literal sense it means a loaf produced from grain.  In the figurative sense it means the staple of life.  It is why Jesus reminded Satan,
(Matthew 4:4 KJV)  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
In a sense He was asking Satan, “What kind of fool do you think I am.” 

When Esau sold his birthright to Jacob the same “bread” is part of the deal.
(Genesis 25:34 KJV)  Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.
So?  What does it take to make you happy?  What does it take to make your world rock?  In the short term it might be a frappuccino® from your favorite barista.  In the long term only Jesus will do. 

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