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, July 8, 2016

Where’s Wisdom?

(Proverbs 8:20 KJV)  I lead in the way of righteousness, in the midst of the paths of judgment:

Again I scratch my head at the choices of translators.  For the “walk” (1980) of the NASB you have the KJV with “lead”.  This is another case where the word is only translated this way once.  In contrast the KJV uses “walk” 61 times, “walked” 67 time, “went” 96 times and so forth.  Maybe someone had a bad pizza the night before.

Either way it points out that you will find wisdom hanging around in the same place as “righteousness” (6666) and “justice” (4941).  This is again pointing out that wisdom, real wisdom not the Dr. Phil kind, is only available in the context of morality and law.  We have a lot of pseudo wisdom but it is like the politicians that want a big spending bill to build a road or a bridge to nowhere.

So?  You only have one life.  Time is running out.  By that I mean you have less of it than you did yesterday.  At what point do we decide to get down to business and get on the road going somewhere?

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