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, September 11, 2020

Fat Blessings

(Pro 11:25 KJV) The liberal soul shall be made fat: and he that watereth shall be watered also himself.

This verse is one reason why moderns like new translations.  The KJV talks about being “fat” (1878) like it is a good thing and we know that fat is bad.  Not really.  God made fat to do a number of beneficial things for our bodies.  The problem isn’t the fat, it is the overeating and sedentary life style that allow it to build up beyond proper levels.  I am not sure what a modern picture might be, perhaps we could say that the reward for generosity is a BMI of 20.

The point is that we are to be generous.  God does not bless us in order to make us feel like the little boy who stuck in his thumb and pulled out a plumb.  He blesses us so we can bless.

So?  Most of us have something we can share with someone in need.  It might be financial, it might be emotional, it might be spiritual.  Be a blesser. 

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