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, June 17, 2021

Dry Bones

(Pro 17:22 KJV)  A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

I have had problems with dry “bones” (1634).  I have also come across other places in Proverbs that refers to our bones in very colorful ways.  As I looked at this I noticed that this Hebrew word is not the common word for “bones”.  That would be 6106, which is used five times in Proverbs and always translated “bones”.  The word used here is only used five times in the entire Bible, two of them in Proverbs.  As I look at the differences it seems that this is referring to that which is left when all the supports and covers are stripped away.  Obviously that could mean your skeleton but it is a little more figurative.  

We need to be very alert to dried up bones.  It usually happens gradually and is accompanied by lack of person worship involving times of reading the word, praise, thanksgiving and sometimes even petition.  If all you do is worship on Sunday then count on some dry spells, and some dry bones.

So?  Some things can be avoided.  Some prevented.  The ball is in your court.

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