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.

Friday, March 1, 2024


(Pro 1:1 KJV)  The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of Israel;

As I begin Proverbs again, I have decided to read it in the Amplified Bible this month.  What caught my attention in the first verse was their explanation of what a proverb was.  It calls them (truths obscurely expressed, maxims).  Interesting.  While they may be obscure, they are also supposed to clarify.

It often helps to understand complex issues when we look through the eyes of another or read what they are reading.  I know that I enjoy the times that a translation will put things literally.  That makes it necessary for my brain to engage.  I have to wake up and get off automatic pilot to do that.  It is a win/win.

So?  Maybe it would help if you read in a different translation, not for a permanent thing, but as a way of shaking loose the calcification in the brain. 


buddeshepherd said...

If the King James was good enough for John the Baptist it is good enough for me!

Pumice said...

Yeh, but remember he had the recomendation of the Apostle Paul.

Grace and peace