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, June 9, 2017

Salt on the Wounds

(Proverbs 9:2 KJV)  She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.

Wisdom is “prepared” (2873), so says the NASB.  The problem is that the KJV gets much closer to the literal statement Solomon is giving us.  A literal translation puts it this way,
(Proverbs 9:2 LITV)  she has slaughtered her slaughter; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table.
“Prepared” is so much more gentile and sanitary.  Give me the undiluted translation, please.  I am a big boy.  I can make my own interpretations.  Wisdom and truth are not always pretty.  They are not always achieved politely or without destroying current comfortable cultural norms.  I was tempted to put “never” for “not always” but I wanted to be reasonable. 

This is a word to the church and to us as individual followers of Jesus.  Walking in righteousness has never been the accepted norm.  It never will be.  Keep in mind that we are called to be salt and salt on an open wound is always painful.

So?  What will I be faced with today?  God will be sufficient.  My prayer for me, and you, is that I will be faithful and a useful tool of Wisdom. 

2 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

That's why Bernie Sanders went ape over the Christianity of the Trump nominee.

Pumice said...

Which is just another recommendation.

Grace and peace