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, March 11, 2024

Don’t Forget to Write

(Psa 131:2 KJV)  Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.

(Proverbs 11 also read)

This is an interesting picture, one that we might not come up with on our own.  In case you run in delicate circles, being “weaned” (1580) means moving from the breast to the bowl.  It is when the nursing becomes being spoon fed.  In our day where many women never nurse their children and those who do only stick with it a short time, we miss the point.  It was not unusual for a child to rely on his mother for years.  Being weaned meant a step toward maturity.

As we move to maturity, which is implied here, we need to keep in mind that God does not abandon us and send us out the door.  In some cultures, at a certain age, a boy child was sent out of the harem to the campfire.  He went from the comfort of the women’s tent to the conflict of the men’s world.  Here the rejection is not a factor.  Though we move on in some ways we always will have the fellowship and comfort of the Lord.

So?  Grow up.  Move on.  Keep in contact.  You will need it. 

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