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.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Ah, to Be Young

(Pro 7:7 KJV)  And beheld among the simple ones, I discerned among the youths, a young man void of understanding,

I am enjoying reading the Amplified Bible this month.  It has become clear that it is more of a commentary than a translation.  Some of the suggestions it makes are interesting and do add a deeper insight into the possibilities of the wording.  Consider at your own risk.

What I found interesting here was the added words [empty-headed and empty-hearted] for the “naive” (6612a).  It fits because one of the meanings of the word is open.  I have liked the idea that the naive of the world are often that way because they have an open mind with no borders or standards.  The heart part goes along well.

So?  Read, study, think and come to conclusions.  Do not be open-minded in the Biblical sense.

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