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, October 11, 2017

Active Pursuit

(Proverbs 11:19 KJV)  As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death.

As I compare the two translations I see some differences that trace back to the Hebrew.  We have another situation where the Hebrew word looks the same but can mean different things, like the English word “can”.  What I do see coming through in the two translations is the general posture of the two people represented. 

The upright is pictured as standing or quietly following.  The “evil” (7463a) “pursues” (7291).  I see the Godly listening and responding in obedience.  I see the wicked out looking for even more quicksand.  We also see the different promises, “life” (2425b) and “death” (4194).  Both are goals.  Both are choices.

So?  Every day we are offered choices.  It can be an action or an attitude.  It can be a direction or a way of responding.  May your choices lead to life today. 

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