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.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Be a Scholar

(Pro 30:1 KJV)  The words of Agur the son of Jakeh, even the prophecy: the man spake unto Ithiel, even unto Ithiel and Ucal,

This is a good place to remind ourselves about how to study the Bible.  Much of what we “know” isn’t true.  Most people would tell you categorically that Solomon wrote Proverbs.  They say this because either they never read Proverbs or they read it in the I-must-read-five-chapters-a-day mode in which they never bother to engage their brain.  The Bible clearly states that this chapter of Proverbs was written by someone named Agur.  You see the same thing in the book of Psalms.  When you study the Bible, start with the Bible.

I would also say, finish with the Bible.  It is amazing how commentators will throw in things like “Agur is another name for Solomon.”  My response is, “Says who?”  Not the Bible, that is sure.

So?  Like much of life we need to learn to do our own thinking instead of listening to experts who are having ego issues.  It is the Holy Spirit’s job to lead us into all truth not our local specialist.  Happy studying.

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