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, October 31, 2023

OT Grace

(Psa 119:149 KJV)  Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy judgment.

(Proverbs 31 also read)

The Old Testament is full of grace.  It is expressed in different ways but it is there.  All you have to do is read with your mind turned on and your heart open.

Here we have the Psalmist, no author is given for this Psalm, expecting to be heard by God.  Why?  Because of God’s “lovingkindness” (2617) [chesed].  This is one of the great words of the OT.  If David had written the Gospel of John he would have phrased John 3:16 as “For God had so much lovingkindness toward the world....”

Then you have the call to “quicken” (revive NASB) (2421a) which would easily go along with the idea of regeneration.  And it is done “according to (His) ordinances” (4942).

So?  Grace has been part of God’s plan from the beginning.  Rejoice. 

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