(Pro 14:35 KJV) The king's favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
There are at least three different Hebrew words translated “shame” (954) in Proverbs. One source tells me there are twelve different words used in the Old Testament for this concept. I can’t figure out the difference with the tools I have.
What we have here seems to be a warning about causing others to look bad. The verse talks about the king and how shaming him can be a bad idea. I would think that it extends to others. In Proverbs the targets include husbands, fathers and mothers. It might be a good idea for us to ask ourselves how our behavior reflects on others. I know that when we see people acting like little, or big, barbarians we often note that it shows a lack of “home training.”
So? We do not walk alone. Who we are says something about those who raised us and influence us now. Remember it also says something about the God you serve.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
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