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, August 19, 2023

Hear, Here

(Pro 19:20 KJV)  Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.

Once again the KJV gets the point.  Where the NASB has “the rest of your days” the KJV says, “In thy latter end”, which is the literal translation.  I am getting old.  I want to get to the point where I can start being a dispenser rather than a gatherer.  At what point am I allowed to be the wise guy at the head of the table?

Probably never.  There is a real sense in which this reminds us that we are preparing for the end.  Think of it as nutrition.  If we get to the point where we think we have eaten enough and stop, the end is a few days away.  Probably one of the great bits of wisdom we should have gathered by the time you get to my age is the understanding that we are to listen.

So?  You never know when God is going to pass some wisdom your way.  It may not even be understood as wisdom by the person who presents it but that is where the Holy Spirit comes in.  Never stop listening. 

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