(Proverbs 13:25 KJV) The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.
I think the KJV makes the point of this verse more clear when it says “soul” (5315) to the NASB’s “appetite”. We tend to think of an appetite as something we desire, like junk food, rather than something we require, like water. Even soul sounds a bit too mysterious and supernatural. The Hebrew is nephesh and is used to signify when Adam ceased being a dust ball and became a living creature. It could be said to signify the totality of being alive as opposed to the “stomach” (990) which is satisfied with pizza.
For the “righteous” (6662) it is more than just, “What is for lunch today”. That is probably why we get in the habit of offering up thanks before meals. For the righteous it is the symphony of life that is directed by the baton of Providence. It is the fulfillment of being the balanced harmony when someone else gets to be the melody.
So? I plan on having lunch. I also plan on having the focus that sees the glory of living in obedience to the God of the universe.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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