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.

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Coming to Conclusions

(Pro 1:3 KJV)  To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity;

If we could make this verse happen in our world it would be a radical transformation.  I think most people would agree that all these things are good.  So why don’t we have a radical transformation?  Because we can’t arrive at the same level if we insist on different measurements.  We can’t have what we want if we can’t even agree on the meanings of words.  

Compare the two translations I refer to most and notice that the scholars can’t even agree on how to express the Hebrew in English.  It is possible to come to a conclusion on the meaning but only if you make it a habit of reading widely in the Bible.  One principle of Biblical understanding is that one part illuminates another.  There is a consistency that needs to be seen before you can explain what a verse means.  

So?  I repeat myself but that doesn’t mean it isn’t true.  Read and think.  Compare and think.  Study and think.  It works.

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