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.

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

Worship Bold

(Psa 138:3 KJV)  In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul.

(Proverbs 18, also read)

The KJV misses it here.  Compare it with the NASB,

(Psa 138:3 NAS77) On the day I called Thou didst answer me; Thou didst make me bold (7292) with strength in my soul.
The “strengthenedst” (7292) is much better translated as “make me bold”.  The Hebrew word suggests a bit of boisterous enthusiasm.  Isaiah 3:5 uses it to portray how youth tends to defy the elders in the crowd.
(Isa 3:5 KJV)  And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly (7292) against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
I imagine all of us have experienced this kind of enthusiasm.  Often it will hit you during a worship service of some kind.  It might be a result of a good morning of praise to the Lord.  It is the way that God goes about strengthening us to do the hard things.  It motivates us to get through the routine.

So?  Notice that David is in the midst of worship in the first two verses.  Don’t expect God to come out of nowhere and make your day.  It does happen but it is not His common pattern.  Worship.  Praise.  Achieve boldness. 

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