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, May 17, 2024

A Pause to Think

(Psa 47:1 KJV)  To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph.

(Proverbs 17 also read)

This is a good place to stop and think about interpreting scripture.  If you look at this verse and the next you see a clear declaration to “all” (3605) “peoples” (5971a).  Both of these are incredibly common words and they mean exactly what they say.  This is a declaration to all men, everywhere, to rejoice in the Lord.  Of course that assumes that you know who the Lord is and believe in Him.

If you drop down to verse 3 you see a different message.  That part is targeted only on the nation of Israel and probably only in the time of the monarchy.  It is not a universal proclamation.  That should be relatively obvious but it is a thought that often passes me by.

So?  Read with your mind turned on.  If it goes into automatic then expect to be surprised next time you read something. 

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