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, July 7, 2024

Perfect Fear

(Psa 101:2 KJV)  I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

The KJV uses the term perfect twice in this verse.  It uses it again later in the chapter.  In every place the New American Standard chooses a different word.  In the Hebrew all three are related going back to the same root and expressing the same idea.  We have in modern times a fear of this word “perfect”.  We avoid it when we speak in terms of theology.  We don’t mind talking about a perfect steak, but we shudder when we quote the Bible talking about perfect love.

I would suggest that instead of avoiding biblical concepts, we look a little bit deeper and try to find out what they are talking about.  It is obvious that in this case, whatever perfect means it is attainable.

So?  Work on that part of your life which is supposed to be perfect and accept the fact that David was at least as smart as you are and knew that in a very real sense perfection was impossible.  He still talked about it.  Join him.  Go for it.

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