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, September 30, 2020

Subtle Mocking

(Pro 30:17 KJV) The eye that mocketh at his father, and despiseth to obey his mother, the ravens of the valley shall pick it out, and the young eagles shall eat it.

Parents.  Are yours still alive?  Are you one?  They are special in the eyes of God.  You may notice in the KJV that the word “his” is in italics.  That means it is not in the Hebrew.  The NASB deals with this by saying “a father”.  Why might that be important?  It carries the connotation that this warning applies to people who are not biological decedents.  My mind goes to the way in which educators are putting down parents.  I think of a social welfare system that has marginalized fathers.  I think of the many children’s books that have made children look wiser than their parents.

So?  If you have youngsters in your home it might be a good idea to look at the influences that are being reinforced in what you have around the house.  The devil can be overt or he can be subtle.  You can be alert.


Gorges Smythe said...

Commercials are FULL of that father marginalization.

Pumice said...

It seems to be everywhere.

Grace and peace