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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

For Sure

(Proverbs 30:16 KJV)  The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

When the KJV says the “grave” (7585) it is not talking about the hole in the ground with a tombstone above it.  It translates it “Hell” the same number of times.  To avoid that confusion the NASB uses “Sheol” every time.  This is a transliteration of the Hebrew.  The word refers to the underworld.  I am not sure if it is the eternal destiny of the damned as much as a holding tank before the final judgement.

However you understand it, we are reminded that physical death is certain and we need to be ready.  Kids at school will try to get under my skin by telling me I am old.  I agree and tell them I am older today than I was yesterday and so are they.  What is different is that I have no fear of getting old and eventually having my body stop.

So?  Death is certain unless the Lord returns.  But remember,
(1 Corinthians 15:55 KJV)  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
It hasn’t been that long since Easter has it? 

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