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, June 28, 2024


(Pro 28:7 KJV)  Whoso keepeth the law is a wise son: but he that is a companion of riotous men shameth his father.

I continue to ask myself what is this law that was talked about in the Old Testament.  What is this body of rules that David praises up one side and down the other and that much of the Psalms think of as being glorious and grand?  I think this verse gives us an indication of the kind of standards that are being talked about when they mention the law.

Paul seems to be concerned about picky, little nonsense rules, like boiling a kid in its mothers milk.  The Old Testament seems to be concerned about the moral and ethical standards portrayed by the law.  Notice here the wise son is not the one who does not mix the material in his coat, but one who does not participate in loose living.

So?  Think about what you read.  Think about all that you read, not just the quotations from Paul that support you’re theological system.  The Bible should interpret itself.  Paul is an inspired writer, true.  However, we need to understand that David and Solomon, and the other authors of the Old Testament were also inspired writers. 

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