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, November 13, 2020

Sweet Context

(Pro 13:19 KJV) The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul: but it is abomination to fools to depart from evil.

“Desire” (8378) is another one of those words that can be used in a positive or a negative way.  Its value is in the context.  Sometimes the context is the situation.  Other times, like this, the context is in the person doing the desiring.  Since the negative part of the verse refers to “fools” (3684) it would follow that the first part refers to the wise or righteous.  

The promise of fulfillment is to those who are not foolish.  Although the contrast is wise/foolish you need to remember that Proverbs also says,

(Pro 9:10 KJV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.
So?  Proverbs 9:10 is a well known verse.  It might help in our lives if we would take it seriously.

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