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, June 6, 2022

The Three Step of Holiness

(Pro 6:23 KJV)  For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:

Here we see a convenient three step aid to living righteously.  Two of then involve Hebrew words you might be familiar with.  First we have the “commandment” (4687) which is [mitzvah].  This is the broadest of the terms.  You are familiar with it in the term bar mitzvah which a Jewish boy goes through as a rite of passage.  That might be translated as “son of the Law”.  Then comes the “law” (teaching NASB) (8451) or [torah] which deals more specifically with the law itself.  The third term, “reproof” (8433b) includes the idea of discussing or arguing about what is right or wrong.

So?  You start with the word, move to the law and then sharpen the truth you find.  This will give you a blueprint for living well.  All it takes is some focus and effort, and of course the grace of God working through the Holy Spirit. 

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