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.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Got Hope?

(Pro 23:18 KJV) For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off.

“Be careful what you wish for.”  I am not sure where that comes from.  The internet tells me it is Aesop’s Fables but the site I got that from was more a personal reminiscence than a history so they didn’t bother to tell me which one.  You find that idea in the word “expectation” (hope NASB) (8615b).  As Christians we understand the hope that is in us but the word is used at least once to speak of the “hope” of the evil people around us.
(Pro 11:23 KJV) The desire of the righteous is only good: but the expectation (8615b) of the wicked is wrath.
The key is found in the source of our hope.  If you check the previous verse or about anywhere in Proverbs you find that we need to focus on a proper fear of the Lord.

So?  Everything has a context.  Real expectations are built on a foundation.  Build on the rock, not the sand.

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