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.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Weathering Speed Bumps

(Proverbs 13:25 KJV)  The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul: but the belly of the wicked shall want.

Do you notice the difference in priorities here?  It is a bit covered up by the NASB because it uses “appetite” instead of “soul”.  Both are the Hebrew nephesh (5315), which is most frequently translated “soul”.  With that in mind you see that the “righteous” (6662) focuses on the inner man and the “wicked” (7563) on the outer. 

There is a lot of confusion by the “name it and claim it” crowd.  There are blessings for those who walk the straight road.  No one can question that but the greatest blessings are those that touch our heart and soul and give us the stability to face whatever come.

So?  Quote Proverbs 3:4-5 to yourself and spend some time applying it to the bumps in today’s road.  You say you don’t know those verses?  Then look them up.  It will do you good. 

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