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.

Saturday, March 9, 2024


(Pro 9:11 KJV)  For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

As I was reading this another verse came to mind and I put them together.  Note the words of Jesus,

(Mat 6:27 KJV)  Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?
We would think this is a rhetorical question and Jesus probably meant it that way in His context but I notice when comparing it with this verse in Proverbs and other cross references suggested that there are ways to extend you life.  To see the point you need to look at the NASB,
(Mat 6:27 NAS77) "And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life's span?
The basic thing Jesus is criticizing is worry or concern.  

Now look at Proverbs again.  It says that wisdom can extend out lives.  One of the key points of wisdom is to fear God, not man.

So?  Life choices based on the wisdom of God do have an effect.  It is up to us to apply what we know to what we do. 


buddeshepherd said...

I have a super educated friend who keeps arguing that Jesus never claims to be the "Son of God." Instead Jesus deflects, or says He is the "Son of Man."
If you ever take a break from Proverbs I think this would make an interesting discussion.

Pumice said...

I believe "son of man" is a title from Daniel that refers to the messiah so Jesus would have used it.

The real problem is the attitude of the speaker. There are statements that can be literally accurate, such as what you are quoting, but totally false. With the software available it is easy to do a search. Most of the time "Son of God" is used by others to describe Him but in one passage a quick look showed, John 9:35-37, He pretty much makes the claim without saying the words.

Most of what I write with this approach is at my other blog, Medley of Worship. I have a link on the right side of the page in the section called "Invitation". I assume the link still works.

Grace and peace.