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, January 25, 2017

What Is the Matter

(Proverbs 25:2 KJV)  It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.

The word “thing” (matter NASB) (1697) seemed so common and it is common in the sense that it is used frequently in the Old Testament.  The most frequent translation is “word”.  It would be safe to assume that this has something to do with truth and wisdom.  If you have read the Bible much you will find that there are many teachings that are hard to grasp.  You will notice that prophecy is confusing and clouded.  God has given us what we need to know but makes it like a time-release capsule.  It is released slowly.

There can be many reasons for that and maybe I will follow that thread sometime.  But for today my mind is focused on BISS.  That is an acronym I use to convey “Because I said so.”  I have the right to say that as a parent.  I have the right to say that as a teacher.  He has the right to say that because He is God.  No one likes to hear it but it is still true. 

So?  Live in obedience now.  Find out why later.  Maybe that is part of living by faith. 

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