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, December 26, 2021

Merry Day After

(Pro 26:2 KJV)  As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

Two thoughts, are there curses out there just wandering around looking for a landing place?  Are curses a part of the natural world?

My background is devoid of conscious superstition.  Yes, I chanted, “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back.”  Yes, I often believed I needed to not bad mouth my car when I was driving.  But when it comes to a belief in seven years bad luck, black cats or general curses, not so much.  A verse like this makes me wonder.  It equates “curses” (7045) with birds flying around.  You usually don’t notice them as they are “flitting” (5110).  This would seem to say that there are random, unattached curses flying by my head on a regular basis.  

If that is true then the second thought brings me comfort.  If the curse is “causeless” (without cause NASB) (2600) it will be like truth with a liberal theology professor.  If you are superstitious this is just another reason for you to live righteously.  

So?  How many reasons do you need?  Of course all the righteous living in eternity will not save you from Hell without the blood of Jesus.  Merry Day-After-Christmas. 

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