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, August 7, 2022

Guard and Hide

(Pro 7:1 KJV)  My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

The translations tend to make this process one of external application and internal storage.  That is a good point but I am not sure it covers all the bases.  We have two verbs, “Keep” (8104) and “lay up” (treasure NASB) (6845).  Those are legitimate translations.  Let me suggest a couple of others:  Guard and hide.  These are both internal.

If we are going to live righteous lives then we must prepare our inner man.  Straight actions require a solid foundation of truth.  This is even more true today as we find we can’t believe most of what we hear.  One reason I attend the church I do is because the pastor speaks truth.  It comes from a high view of the Bible and an internalizing.

So?  It won’t happen over night.  Remember the nights you spent cramming for a test the next day.  It may have worked for the test but as soon as you turned it in the knowledge fled.  That is not the way an upright life is lived.  Make study a part of your worship.  Guard and hide. 

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