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.

Friday, January 17, 2020

Double Blessings

(Pro 17:6 KJV) Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.

As I write I am waiting for my “crown” (5850) to wake up and begin to demand my attention.  I have the joy of watching my granddaughter and fixing her breakfast while her pregnant mother gets a few more minutes of sleep.  It is a great time in the day.  It brings this verse home like no amount of study can do.  Following that tiny miracle down the hall as we go to liberate her “kitty” causes funny things to happen in my soul. 

“Grandchildren” (1121) are a blessing.  The KJV says “children’s children”.  When I started looking at the Hebrew it got beyond my tools.  The Hebrew word is ben, which we are familiar with as meaning “son”.  I am guessing that the Hebrew has the word twice to get the idea of a grandchild.  Maybe that is to say that grandchildren are a double blessing.  Maybe that is me looking at my own emotions.

So?  If you don’t have any grandchildren, rejoice.  You are one and you either have been or can be a blessing.  Pass it on.

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