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, November 11, 2020

Seeker Friendly

(Pro 11:27 KJV) He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

The NASB uses the English “seeks” twice for two different Hebrew words.  The KJV translates them differently as “diligently seeketh” (7836) and “procureth” (1245).  Unfortunately this is the only place the KJV uses this translation.  Over 190 times it is some form of “seek”.  So we don’t see a guarantee here, we see a goal.

It is not clear if the benefit comes from God or man.  It could be both.  Either way it seems to be telling us that if we go out looking for trouble, we will find it.

So?  Motive is always as important as the actual action when it comes to righteous behavior.  Check what you heart has as a goal because you will get results based on that.

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