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, June 5, 2023


(Psa 21:4 KJV)  He asked life of thee, and thou gavest it him, even length of days for ever and ever.

(Proverbs 5 also read)

It seems like David is getting autobiographical here.  I assume that David wrote this.  That is what the first line of the chapter tells us and I assume the statement is included in the Hebrew text.  He is talking about the king.  He is the king.  

He is asking for “life” (2425b).  This is a broader request than to stay alive, although it includes that.  If you saw Fiddler on the Roof you might remember the song, “To Life”.  The phrase they us is “l’chaim” which is based on this word for life.  In that sense it is a call to a full and satisfying existence.

But I think it goes on from their.  To me this is another example of Old Testament Bible verses that point us to eternal life.

So?  The Bible is consistent, from beginning to end. 

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