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, January 31, 2022

Gates Are Better Than Nothing

(Pro 31:23 KJV)  Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

The “husband” (1167) is “known” (3045) [yada] in the “gates” (8179).  That really sounds impressive and it is something to be proud of.  If you read the entire chapter you realize that she is known in the rest of the town.  Her influence is found in the business community and out in the fields.  Here family and servants are recognized because of her.  It is quite impressive.

So?  Sit in the gates if that is your thing.  There is more praise for those who get out, rub elbows and get the work done.  We have the same mistaken emphasis in our culture when we somehow think that someone with a degree is more important than someone who can fix your toilet. 

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