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, July 8, 2021

Yes, You

(Pro 8:4 KJV)  Unto you, O men, I call; and my voice is to the sons of man.

The first couple of verses give us an understanding of where wisdom is proclaimed.  This verse tells us to whom.  I can’t see that the “you” is in the Hebrew.  I don’t like to admit it but the paraphrase “translations”, like the Contemporary English Version, tend to get the feel of this.

(Pro 8:4 CEV) "I am calling out to each one of you!
One of the deviant ideas that has grown up in the historic Christian church is that only a select few can live upright, godly lives.  Thus we see priesthood developing in the liturgical churches.  We Protestants experience this when someone lets some four letter words fly around a preacher and says something like, “Pardon my French, Reverend.”  While it is true that some are called to spend more time in what are considered “spiritual” activities,
(Act 6:4 KJV)  But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word...,
It is expected that the demands of righteousness are made on everyone.

So?  When you read accept the fact that the Bible is speaking to you, not your wife.  Well, it may be speaking to her but that doesn’t let you off the hook. 

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