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, February 14, 2016

Brussel Sprouts or Pie

(Proverbs 14:32 KJV)  The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.

Are you a believer?  You have a “hope” (refuge NASB) (2620).  This is an interesting word that the KJV translates consistently different than the NASB.  The definition can go either way.  We do have a refuge but it is based on our hope, or trust, in God.  We have assurance facing “death” (4194) based on the trust we have in the sufficiency of the blood of Christ to cleanse us from sin.

Some would call this pie in the sky.  Maybe, but pie in the sky is better than Brussel sprouts on earth.  That is doubly true if both are assured.

So?  Death is certain.  What comes after is based on how we respond to the offer of a refuge.  As the sign in the window says, “Sale ends tomorrow”.  It just might. 

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