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, February 2, 2019

Larder of Wisdom

(Proverbs 2:7 KJV)  He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.

I was struck by the KJV using “layeth up” (6845) where the NASB uses “stores up”.  The older language made me think about the way in which you might put away supplies for a rainy day.  I picture bags of rice or beans being stacked in such a way to keep them from falling.  I think of the stories from Little House on the Prairie where they would fill the root cellar with vegetables and canning.  It is there to be used when needed.  In a good year you might not even need everything that was put aside.

I visit some web sites that focus on being prepared for the unexpected.  It could be as simple as losing power for a day in a snow storm or notched up to a flood that cuts you off for a week.  The idea is to have what you need for the unexpected.  One of the elements of wisdom is that you never know what is coming so your supply must be varied and easy to access.

The point here is that God will make sure that we have what we need when the time comes.

So?  Trust and keep laying up the wisdom.  It is a tough world out there.  We don’t know what God will allow to happen or send our way.  We can know that our larder of wisdom is ready.

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