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.

Sunday, March 10, 2024

What Is Your Real Target?

(Pro 10:2 KJV)  Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivereth from death.

Once again the literal quality of the KJV comes through with an understanding that we need to have.  That is the understanding that there is evil in our world and it shows up everywhere.

Here the emphasis seems to be on gathering wealth.  "Gains” (214) is not a bad word.  The “treasures” of the KJV might get to the point better here though.  It isn’t just a matter of earning enough to keep the wolf away from the door or to provide for old age.  This is talking about the things that you consider of great value.  Usually we think of financial wealth but it could be leisure time or grandchildren.  Again it is not a bad word.

“Wickedness” (7562) (ill-gotten NASB) does qualify.  It is a word rooted in the cesspool of moral depravity.  It is wrong priorities and a seeking after things that are just wrong.

So?  Your goals are important.  Even more important is the attitude behind those goals and priorities.  Consider wisely.

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