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, March 27, 2024

According to Need

(Psa 9:18 KJV)  For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish for ever.

(Proverbs. 27 also read)

There are two assumptions made in this verse.  The first is the obvious one that jumps out, the promise.  The promise is the expectation that God is going to come to the assistance of those who are “needy” (34).  When we read other places we can see that sometimes the aid will be in this life, sometimes in the next, but it will come.

It is a promise.

The second assumption that is there, but hid from me at first, is that David was well aware that there were a lot of people needing to hear this promise.  I think it may be that David himself felt like he was in that category.  I tend to think of David sitting on a throne with servants and a lot of bowing a scraping going on.  He was a man after God’s own heart.  He was on top of the world.

He still considered himself needy.

So?  Do you feel needy?  You are in good company.  Do you not feel needy?  Be grateful and realize you are one of the few who are getting it right. 

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