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.

Thursday, May 27, 2021

Goat Leaders

(Pro 27:26 KJV)  The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.

Do “goats” (6260) get a bum rap?  If it helps, this is the only place in Proverbs that the Hebrew word is used.  As I was looking at where it shows up in the Old Testament I came across an interesting statement,

(Isa 14:9 KJV)  Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: it stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones (6260) of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
What got my attention was that the NASB translates it “leaders”.  This is a reminder that just because someone is rich, powerful, elected or a quiet string puller, it does not mean that they are on the side of the angels.  Proverbs is full of good things to say about kings and nobles but also points out their feet of clay.

So?  Don’t be too impressed by the powerful if you tend to think that way.  Think of them as goats in sheep’s clothing. 

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