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.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Stare Back

(Pro 30:30 KJV)  A lion which is strongest among beasts, and turneth not away for any;

I think I prefer the NASB use of “mighty” (1368) to the KJV’s “strongest”.  In fact it is the KJV’s favorite translation of the Hebrew word.  The point is not that the lion is at the top but that he is in the top echelon.  It is this characteristic that keeps him from backing off from challenges.  

Is that a good trait or a problem?  I would suggest that it depends on the situation, like so many things in life, “it depends”.  What we can take from it is the praise being given the lion when confronted.  Too often I back down from any push back.  I turn away, look for another route, retreat.  As I look back I wonder how things would have been different if I had simply returned the stare.  Notice it does not say the lion attacks.

So?  We need to be willing to stand tall for the Lord.  That is double true in the present environment where we have people who should know better embracing moral positions that are totally opposite to what God has laid out in His word. 

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