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.

Tuesday, May 2, 2023

A Rose by Any Other Name...

(Psa 115:17-8 KJV)  The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.  But we will bless the LORD from this time forth and for evermore. Praise the LORD.

(Proverbs 2 also read)

I come across people who claim the Jews did not believe in what we would call “heaven”.  That word is not the best even for the New Testament but I believe that I keep seeing places that indicate they did believe that the afterlife was more than drifting through a place of darkness.  This is one of them.  

You see a contrast between this verse and the last.  In the previous verse it clearly talks about the dead, then the focus switches to the righteous.  They will be able to “bless” (1288) the Lord “forever” (5769).  This is a frequent word that the NASB translates “forever” 136x, “everlasting” 110x and “perpetual” 29x.

So?  Eternity is not just a promise that appears in the New Testament.  It is throughout scripture.

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