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, April 29, 2020

Perpetual Conflict

(Pro 29:23 KJV) A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

As I compare the KJV and NASB I see a different word order.  In the KJV it seems that “honor” (3519b) is key to having humility.  In the NASB the “humble” (8217) “spirit” (7307) seems to lead to honor.  I think that literary style would lend itself more to the NASB translation.  Notice the way in which the first part of the verse is laid out.  Keep in mind that the literary style in Proverbs allows for parallel thoughts.

I think the point is that God slaps down the arrogant and lifts up the submissive.

So?  As modern Americans we tend to think of ourselves as calling the tunes for God.  Actually that is part of the sinful nature that God is trying to cure.  It affected Adam.  It is still a battle that can only be cured by divine intervention. 

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