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.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Stew Pots

(Proverbs 30:31 KJV)  A greyhound; an he goat also; and a king, against whom there is no rising up.

The comparison here is embarrassing, at least for kings.  Three male egos are mentioned.  It is implied that they have something in common.  It is intended to be a good thing but it is hard to see if you read with your mind in gear.  Think of the first two.

No one would ever think of a cock as a worthy calling.  They are loud.  They are aggressive.  They strut and carry on like they had some long term plans that did not involve a dinner dish.  In the end they are only tough when it comes to being stewed instead of fried.

You may wonder where I am getting the cock.  If you look at different translations you will find different animals listed at this point.  That is because the Hebrew uses an archaic word and no one is sure what it refers to.  Sadly that is also the fate of the cock.

So?  Don’t be impressed that you are able to make a lot of noise today.  Humility may not be as much fun as being cocky but it might keep you out of the stew pot. 

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