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, June 30, 2021


(Pro 30:28 KJV)  The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces.

I remember a story my parents used to tell about perception.  They were on a drive and I believe it was after dark.  Suddenly an animal appeared in the headlights.  It quickly got out of the way.  That is the last point of agreement.  One swore it was a deer.  The other swore it was a rabbit.  They kept to their positions until the days they died.  It did not effect their relationship or alienate the children.  It was a lesson and got a lot of laughs.

You would think the difference is clear.  Size, method of motion, general outline.  How can you confuse the two.  Here we have the “lizard” (8079) of the NASB and the “spider” (8079) of the KJV.  Both groups of translators agreed on the Hebrew word but they still translated it differently.  I don’t know about you but I can usually tell the difference between a lizard and a spider.  This is a point that I just shake my head and get on with life.  If you are looking for controversy, go for it.  Usually controversy will find you.  If you are looking for truth, you will find it because truth is bigger than the translation of an obscure word that is only used one time in the Bible and is translated many ways in non-Biblical literature.

So?  All have sinned.  God became man.  Jesus died to pay for the sin.  I am sure that there were many spiders and lizards along the way.  He still rose again and is seated at the right hand of God, the Father. 

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