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, July 24, 2020

Hand Brace

(Pro 24:10 KJV)  If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.

The phrase “day of distress” caught my eye.  I tried doing a search of the English in the NASB and came up with five references.  Then I realized that the KJV used a different word and saw that many times “distress” (6869a) was used it had modifiers that kept it from showing up.  My interest was what that day would involve.  Was it simply bowel trouble or was it the end of the world?  I guess the answer is “yes”. 

We will face problems.  The point is that we are to face them head on.  I remember from my days of football practice that if I faced the opposition face to face and braced myself, I could handle just about anything that came my way.  When my granddaughter was with us she learned that when things looked rocky if she would take my hand she could deal with just about anything.

So?  Keep in contact with the eternal Hand, you know, the one with the nail print.  He will help you brace for whatever is down the road.

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