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, February 20, 2024

Listen up, Goyim

(Psa 117:1 KJV)  O praise the LORD, all ye nations: praise him, all ye people.

(Proverbs. 20 also read)

The message of the Bible has a universal element even in the OT.  Christians assume that the gospel is for the whole world.  God intended His message to go out to everyone even when it was rooted in the law.  There are two words here that declare that.  First you have “nations” (1471).  If you have ever heard the reference to gentiles, goyim, that is a Yiddish corruption of this Hebrew word.  The second word, “peoples” (523) is only used three times and clearly references people who are not part of Israel.

So?  God is universal and always has been.  His message is universal and always has been.  Rejoice if you have experienced this personally. 

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