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.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

A History Lesson

(Pro 31:19 KJV)  She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

When it comes down to it, I didn’t have any idea what a “spindle” (6418) and a “distaff” (3601) were.  I knew that they had some function in the making of cloth but beyond that there was just a fuzz in my mind about them.  So, in the age of the internet, I went to see what You-Tube had to tell me.  “Distaff” is kind of ghetto talk for this stick, as in “Dis is my staff”.  It is a stick on which you gather the wool that you are planning on making into thread.  It looks a lot like a stick of cotton candy.  

The “spindle” is another stick that you spin, surprise, as you pull a strand of wool off the distaff.  You first pull out a length of wool, twirl the spindle, and then wind the thread onto the spindle.  One of the points brought out by the lady on the video was that it was totally a mobile device and that you could start and stop all day long.  

So?  Just a bit of Bible background today.  I will let you make your own applications. 

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