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, May 12, 2017

Editorial Emphasis

(Proverbs 12:3 KJV)  A man shall not be established by wickedness: but the root of the righteous shall not be moved.

This is an unusual verse because the KJV and NASB are almost identical.  The only difference is that the NASB says “will” and the KJV says “shall”.  It has to do with the laws of grammar.  Remember when you were young and the English teacher made a big deal about when you would use one or the other?  No?  I guess you were not paying attention.  Did it ruin your life?  Only when you were in class.

The point is that minor differences or misunderstanding don’t usually make any significant difference.  I still have a jar that goes through my body when people say they are doing “good” when the proper word is “well”.  No one else notices and we all understand what they mean.  Solomon here is not giving a grammar lesson.  He is giving a life lesson.  The point is that righteousness will provide us a solid foundation in life.  Evil will destroy us.

So?  Don’t believe what you see in the movies.  When is the last time you saw the hero confessing to genital warts?  When did the car chase with guns blazing end up with a lot of dead bystanders?  God expects us to live upright lives not to be edited by Hollywood. 

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