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, October 31, 2017

Mundane Majesty

(Proverbs 31:25 KJV)  Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

“Honour” (dignity NASB) (1926) is a case of undertranslation.   It is used widely from an ox to old men but the most common reference is to God himself.  The most common translation in the NASB is “majesty”.  The KJV uses “glory” and “majesty” most frequently.  In this case we are looking at a description of the model wife.  We do not get the picture of a simpering little doormat who runs around picking up socks.  This verse is wedged in transition between her business activity and her spiritual contributions.  It speaks of her character.

“Dignity” (1926) is a quality that can be cultivated but it can become artificial and proud.  Instead of majestic it can become pompous and arrogant.  The key for us is to let it become a reflection of the time we have spent with the Lord and a product of worship rather than the results of a self help program.

So?  Daily exposure to majesty gives us a dignity that is life resistant.  Thus patience becomes a fruit of the Spirit not a result of discipline.

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