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.

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Early Witness

(Psa 71:20 KJV)  Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

(Proverbs 11 also read)

I don’t know how an ancient Jew would have read and understood this but it speaks to me of the resurrection.  I looked at a few commentaries and the explanation was mixed.  I understand that one of the differences between the Sadducees and Pharisees was that the former did not believe in the resurrection.  

Is a belief in the resurrection a totally hidden point of faith in the time of David?  I don’t think it was hidden.  It may have been expressed in less modern terms but I see it in different places.  The fact that Paul makes it the core of our hope makes me think it was not totally absent.

So?  The Bible has a message of hope that runs through the entire book.  It is an amazing detail that adds to its trustworthiness.  Read and believe.

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