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, April 21, 2021


(Pro 21:4 KJV) An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.

I asked it three years ago.  I ask it again.  Is it “plough” (KJV) or “lamp” (NASB)?  Let me give you a similar problem in English.  If I say, “Can it”, what do I mean?  Do I mean “stop complaining and get to work”?  Do I mean preserving vegetables for winter?  Am I asking a question?  You only know from context and voice inflection.  We have the same issue here.

So what is the point?  Both of the words are telling us that certain actions reflect a certain attitude and the result is sin.  The actions expose the heart.  You can do it by lighting a lamp or you can turn over the ground to see what is underneath.  

So?  God knows you heart.  He knows the heart of your neighbor.  Sometimes all we have to go on is paying attention to how people live.  They rely on that when they look at us.  Live upright and righteous.  Reflect well on your Savior. 

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