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, April 17, 2023

Form a Square

(Psa 112:7 KJV)  He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.

(Proverbs 17 also read)

There are mornings where I don’t want to look to see what has happened over the last day.  It seems like every time I try to check out news things get worse.  At times like that I need to remind myself that I fear the Lord as it says in verse 1, not the morning “tidings” (8052).

That makes it possible to remain “steadfast” (3559) in the midst of any bad news.  The two translations I focus on give good nuance to this word.  It has the idea of steady.  It doesn’t necessarily mean charging ahead.  This is the resolve of the Roman legionnaire standing shield to shield before a horde of charging Germans.  It is the British square as Napoleon’s cavalry charges.  There is a confidence that resists the attacks of the enemy.

So?  Focus on whom you trust.  Triumph depends on His strength, not ours.

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