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, January 30, 2024

Increased Understanding

(Psa 93:1 KJV)  The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, wherewith he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.

(Proverbs 30 also read)

This is a good example of scripture that grows in its understanding as we grow in our knowledge.  Evidently there was once a universal belief that the earth did not “move” (4131).  The idea that it revolved around the sun, let alone sped through an expanding space, was foolishness.  I don’t think it even qualified as heresy.  We now know better and have adjusted our understanding.  What was once understood literally has become figurative.  The change does not reflect a decrease in the “strength” (5797) of God but an increase in our knowledge.

There will be other understandings that change.  Some are a bit obvious.  When you read,

(Luk 2:1 KJV)  And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed.
You know that this did not involve the Chinese or Olmec.  

Some are still points of argument.  Did God create in seven 24 hour days?  

Keep your eye on the ball.  The issue is truth.  The medium is language and language is sometimes literal and other times figurative.  Keep in mind that if someone had told Moses about a camel going through the eye of a needle he may have not known what a needle was.

So?  Always read through the eyes of faith with your brain turned on.  It is much better than walking through a forest blindfolded. 

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