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.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Default Settings

(Pro 28:9 KJV)  He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.

If this were written in Greek I think the action of “listening” (8085) would be in the present tense rather than the aorist.  The present tense in Greek carries the idea of continued action.  There is a value in returning repeatedly to basic ideas.  We tend to forget.  We fudge.  We rationalize.  We have all kinds of ways to adjust unchanging truth to fit our special situation.  If we make it a habit of going back and paying attention, we are returned back to the default setting.

Every time I get a new computer I have to learn new ways to do things.  Usually that means finding the basic commands on the new system.  When I update my word processing software I always am forced to consider the default settings and how to adjust them for the way I do business.  We can fall into that norm in our spiritual life.  What we need to do is go back and see how we were programmed at the start.

So?  Keep checking.  If you see something that doesn’t match up, it isn’t the Bible that has changed. 


buddeshepherd said...

I just found my Thompson Chain Reference Bible. I need to go back to old school devotions.

Pumice said...

Sounds like a good idea to me. I will assume that a major part of that is reading, mediating and thinking for yourself while you listen to the Holy Spirit. As I get older and hopefully wiser I notice that much of the commentary I read expresses the views of the commentator, not necessarily the Author. The same applies to what I write.

Grace and peace