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.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Waxing Poetic

(Psa 98:8 KJV)  Let the floods clap their hands: let the hills be joyful together

(Provers 5 also read)

Isn’t poetry wonderful?  Actually, I don’t like it too much but some people swear by it.  This is an example of poetic license.  One of the things some people have trouble with is the figurative language used in the Bible.  Most are familiar with simile and hyperbole.  This is anthropomorphism.  There is a long list of the possibilities somewhere but I am long past grammar lessons.  Most of us don’t believe rivers have hands or that mountains can carry a tune.  Read the Bible with your mind turned on.

One of the weaknesses of poetic license is that it is limited by the human imagination.  In reality there is no way that we can approach expressing the glory of God.  Yet we try and I think it is possible to please Him.

So?  He loves us.  He rejoices in our expressions of love.  If I showed you some of the “artwork” of my grandchildren you would think someone spilled there dinner on the paper but to me it is glorious.  He considers the source.  Give your best. 

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