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.

Friday, April 7, 2023

Genuine Assurance

(Pro 7:24 KJV)  Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth.

If you compare translations you will notice that the NASB has “sons” (1121) [ben] and the KJV “children”.  The Hebrew is literally the word for “son” with the understanding that if it is plural it can refer to boys and girls.  Notice that verse 1 is singular and the KJV translates it “son”.  Here it is plural so the KJV gives us a better nuance.

Some people have the idea that because we are sons of God that we are sealed for eternity even if we go on to reject Him and live a life of debauchery and rebellion.  I have had people say to me, “You would not disinherit your own son would you?”  My answer is, “Yes.”  If my son had decided to live a life of evil and sin I would do all I could to make sure he did not benefit from the blessings God had given me.

So?  We can be secure in our assurance of eternal life.  Make sure it is a genuine security. 

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