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.

Monday, April 30, 2018

The Cony Brotherhood

(Proverbs 30:26 KJV)  The conies are but a feeble folk, yet make they their houses in the rocks;

Have you ever been in the market to come up with a deviant doctrine?  This could be a place to dig in.  Notice that these animals are called “folk” (5971a).  This is a common word for people and is used around 2,000 times in the OT.  If you were on a “save the whales” campaign you could use this to elevate the animals to really being our brothers.  Why don’t we?  Because we understand that the Bible speaks in literary styles and used figures of speech.  We also know that the only created beings that are made in the image of God are humans. 

One reason we are charged to study the whole scripture is to be able to understand when someone is going off on a tangent.  Some variations are of little importance.  Christians in the Middle East and Christians in the West celebrate the resurrection on different days.  That is not the important thing.  What is necessary is to believe in the resurrection. 

So?  Read.  Study.  Think.  Pray.  Truth is available.

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