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.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Make up Your Mind

(Proverbs 30:29 KJV)  There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:

Agur needs to make up his mind.  Is it three or four?  Notice from verse one that this chapter is not claimed by Solomon.  Notice that first it says three, then four.  If you read through Proverbs you will see this confusion appears several times.  It is not confusion, it is a literary device.  Like hyperbole, metaphor and personification, this is a way of getting your attention.  Keep in mind that the Bible is not written as a manual to show you how to set up your new cell phone.  It is a living book for living people in dynamic lives.

There are certain words that come up in regard to the Bible:  Literal interpretation, inerrancy, contradictions.  They point out that you need to read the Bible with your mind turned on and your reason engaged. 

So?  Ask questions.  Assume there are answers.  Don’t assume that you will understand all of them all of the time. 

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