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.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Empty Clouds

(Proverbs 25:14 KJV)  Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift is like clouds and wind without rain.

The NASB and KJV have the same thought but they reverse the order they are presented.  I noticed this when I started looking at the key word “false” (falsely NASB) (8267).  Although boasting is wrong in most cases Biblically the emphasis here is on undeserved conceit.

False can be intentional or accidental.  I remember someone showing me the beginning stages of a TV musical competition.  It had people who were a pain to the ears who thought they had a future in the entertainment industry outside of comedy.  They thought they were superb when in reality all they were was deluded.  It was false boasting.

Then you have the false of the package that boasts it is world famous.  What they mean by that is they sent a sample to someone they know in Australia.  They know it is deceptive advertising.

So?  Either way it is wrong.  False is the opposite of true.  As Christians we are bound to truth and the antithesis of deception.  We might just be better off letting others be the ones that give us good press. 

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