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.

Friday, January 5, 2024

All Usually Means All

(Psa 65:5 KJV)  By terrible things in righteousness wilt thou answer us, O God of our salvation; who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea:

(Proverbs 5 also read)

If you know someone who tries to tell you the Old Testament is parochial and limited to Israel you might want to suggest they read their Bible more.  And they might actually pay attention when they read.  Maybe not.  They don’t want to hear it and may not be ready.  This is the second time in this chapter that we see reference to the truth that the God of Israel is also the God of the entire “earth” (776).

I know that the simple understanding still gets twisted but that is their problem.  It should not be yours.  The Creator made it all.  When He put up the rainbow after the flood, He told Noah it was a covenant with all flesh.  When the angels appeared to the shepherds they said the good news was to all the earth.

So?  There is no one you will ever meet that God is not concerned about.  They may not be willing to listen but that does not change the truth.  Look for opportunities to share the hope that is in you. 

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