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.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Good Roots

(Proverbs 10:30 KJV)  The righteous shall never be removed: but the wicked shall not inhabit the earth.

There is a chorus that pops into my mind when I read this verse in the KJV.  The opening words were, “I shall not be, I shall not be moved...”  Actually that is a little different than the “removed” (4131) of the KJV and different from the “shaken” of the NASB.  In either translation it is a word of hope.  It has a lot of translations and the one I like best is “dislodge”.  The promise here is that we will be like the strong oak in the middle of a storm.  We may lose a few leaves and our branches may move a lot but our roots are firm and secure.

So?  We live in a time of increased anger and dangers.  We will not go unscathed but we will go without being uprooted.

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