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.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Who Made You Do It?

(Proverbs 22:1 KJV)  A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.

The KJV brings out something that is concealed in the NASB.  Instead of “desired” (977) the KJV has “chosen.”  In fact “chosen” is usually the translation of choice in both, so again I don’t know why the NASB went this way here.  Both words have the idea that it is something we want but to choose has more of the idea that we had a part in it.  Desire is more of a feeling or emotion.  A choice is an act of the will.

We make decisions.  Those decisions make a difference.  Sure, everyone wants a good name.  There are a lot of rewards in life that people want but many are not willing to get up in the morning to achieve what they want.  Some decisions are not earth shaking.  If you pick the wrong colors in the morning you only get laughed at for a day, and that only by people who notice.  If you pick the wrong wife, you pay for the rest of your life.

So?  Accept responsibility for your life and choices.  Some you can’t redo.  Others can be redeemed.  Thank God for the good ones and seek help on the poor. 

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