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, November 8, 2023

Active Memory

(Psa 20:7 KJV)  Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God.

(Proverbs 8 also read)

It is interesting that the first “boast” (trust in KJV) is not found in the Hebrew.  The warning, or limitation is not confined to one area of our life.  It isn’t just in what we say or what we do.  It is a placing of a foundation stone and repeatedly returning to it.  In the NASB you have a second “boast” (2142).  This is the only place it translates it thus.  The most common translation is what the KJV has, “remember”.  Score one for the KJV.

Don’t think boasting, which we equate with bragging.  Think faith or trust.  Think calling to mind the character and works of God.  We do this too little.  It is so easy for us to get drawn down into the current concerns.  We live in troubled times.  How easy to focus on solutions that are based on our ability or our preparation.  How easy to forget that God is still on the throne.

So?  Start in the right place if you want to arrive at the desired destination.  Start by remembering whom you serve and whom holds the whole world in His hands.

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