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, July 27, 2016


(Proverbs 27:27 KJV)  And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.

What if I don’t like goat’s milk?  I don’t think I have ever tried it and I still ask that question.  I have tried goat cheese and I think that is more what it is talking about.  To us today goat products are exotic and uncommon.  In the days of Solomon goats were more common with poor people than lambs and definitely more common than cows. 

This is a promise of enough but not a promise of luxury.  Today it might be in terms of oatmeal and peanut butter.  Go to your grocery store and see what would be the cheapest foods to give you a balanced diet.  That is what is promised here.  Much of the world would rejoice to know that promise.  I observe I might not like it.

So?  I need to grow up and get my priorities in line.  It is okay to not be excited about goat’s milk but if that is what is available I need to learn to be grateful.  This might mean a lack of air conditioning or a car with worn out seat covers.  Be grateful.

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