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, July 30, 2018

Say, “Goat Cheese”

(Proverbs 30:29 KJV)  There be three things which go well, yea, four are comely in going:

In the KJV you miss the point that a Hebrew word is used twice.  In the NASB it is “stately” (3190) both times.  The KJV has “well” and “comely”.  Of the three I think “well” is the best choice.  It is translated dozens of ways but combinations that use “well” in some way are the most common.  The root idea is pleasing, bringing gladness, goodness.

I think we can take away from this the acceptance that life has its good components.  The illustrations in the next verse may not rev your engines, I don’t identify with a goat, but keep in mind this was written in a time when wealth was often measured in how many goats you owned.  Life can be good.  God’s blessings are real.  Part of the promise God gives us is that if we live according to His law we will avoid certain problems and if we live in joyful obedience under grace we will also see that many disasters steer around us.

So?  Life has its up’s and down’s.  Without God’s active grace they would be crashes and explosions instead.  Be thankful.  If you can’t think of anything else be grateful that wealth is no longer measured in goats. 

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