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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mixing It Up

(Proverbs 22:2 KJV)  The rich and poor meet together: the LORD is the maker of them all.

The KJV gets is right, the NASB has to get it fancy.  “Common bond” (6298) means “meet together”.  Check the marginal reading in the NASB.  So why get fancy?  Sometimes we try to get fancy in simple Biblical teaching.  This says that we are not to be separated by wealth or lack of it.  There are to be common values and moral principles for all.  Our cultural gurus mock this and call them “middle class” values.  They are not just mocking things that need to be mocked like materialism expressed by a home in the suburbs.  They are also mocking things like fidelity, honesty, trust and admission of our sin.

What brings us together?  In Solomon’s day it would have been the Law and the temple.  For us it is the living Word and the written word. 

So?  Look past the cut of clothes and the car people drive.  Look at the cut of their jib and the source of the wind that drives them. 

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