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.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Express Yourself

(Pro 9:13 KJV) A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

I have the feeling that Solomon had my granddaughter in mind when he wrote this.  At least is seems that way in the NASB when it says “boisterous” (1993).  She is quite willing to run shrieking through the house.  It helps if someone is chasing her.  She will try to sneak into my room and has a general enthusiasm with life that is exhausting to us old people.  If you take the KJV with its “clamorous” you get the other side of this characteristic. 

The KJV seems more in tune with how Proverbs uses the word.  It is associated with rebellion, drunkenness and block parties.  It is not generally something you want applied to you.  And yet, like so many Biblical concepts, is channeled through a heart and mind transformed by the Holy Spirit, it can be a source of joy and encouragement to those around you.

So?  God has given you a personality that approaches life in a unique way.  Apply it with righteousness and be a blessing.  Or just be clamorous. 

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