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, March 30, 2016

Locusts of Life

(Proverbs 30:27 KJV)  The locusts have no king, yet go they forth all of them by bands;

I could only find one other reference that mentioned “locusts” (697) in a positive way.
(Leviticus 11:22 KJV)  Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
It seems that although you cannot eat most insects, you can eat locusts.  Every other reference refers to them as pests.  They are pests that come in swarms and destroy everything in their paths.  Modern America has seen nothing like this.  There are references that say the swarms can be so large and dense that they blot out the light of day.

Do you have locusts in your life?  Most of us do to some degree.  Sometimes we think they have a “king” (4428) but there is probably no real conspiracy. 

So?  Just a reminder.  Somehow Proverbs still emphasizes hope, wisdom and righteousness in the midst of verses like this.  Don’t let the locusts of life get you down. 

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