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, December 11, 2015

Inherit the Wind

(Proverbs 11:29 KJV)  He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and the fool shall be servant to the wise of heart.

What does it mean to “inherit” (5157) the “wind” (7307) [ruach]?  Inherit is pretty straightforward.  The Hebrew for “wind” is more significant.  Its most frequent translation is “spirit”.  The first place we see this is,
(Genesis 1:2 KJV)  And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit (7307) of God moved upon the face of the waters.
The second most frequent is “wind”.  This is true in both the KJV and NASB.  Until I retire I will be limited in study time but a quick look at this word seemed to show that when it was translated “wind” it referred to the miraculous movement of God. 
(Genesis 8:1 KJV)  And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind (7307) to pass over the earth, and the waters asswaged;
It would seem to be implying that if you mess with your family God will target you for some special attention.  That does not sound good.

So?  You have a family.  Thanksgiving is just past and Christmas is coming.  This is the time that families get together.  Are you one that causes a sigh of relief when you get sick and can’t come or do they send you an airline ticket to make sure you get there?  Charity starts at home. 

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