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, April 4, 2020

High Ways

(Pro 4:8 KJV) Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.

I know you wish this was your wife being spoken about.  It would be a great proof text for marital relations.  It would be so easy.  Unfortunately it is referring to wisdom. 

We are to “exalt” (prize NASB) (5549) wisdom.  I think the KJV gets more of the nuance here.  As I was looking at the definitions I saw “to cast up a highway”.  If you have ever needed to drive on a road during a massive storm you know how grateful you can be when the engineers designing it paid attention to drainage patterns in the area.  To keep clear the road must be above possible water levels in a time of flood.  The same is true of wisdom.  It must be above the churning floods of life.  We must keep it high and dry.

So?  One point of wisdom is to lift us out of the mud.  Build the highway of your life well. 

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