Sep 26, 2018
Woops. Asa didn’t end nearly as well as he started. And his son Jehoshaphat starts out well, but makes unfortunate alliances.
Today and tomorrow are our last two days in Proverbs. Verses 10-31 of chapter 31 comprise a Hebrew acrostic poem; each verse begins with a successive letter of the Hebrew alphabet. Our highlighted verse today is verse 10. I like NLT’s translation better because the Hebrew word describing a good wife means more than just capable. It also includes valor and virtue.
31:10 [NLT Who can find a virtuous and capable
She is more precious than rubies.//GNT 10How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than jewels!]
Yesterday we heard the first two major parables in Jesus’ teaching, and the reason why He spoke in parables.
Mat. 13:37 Jesus answered, “The man who sowed the good seed is [Me,] the Son of Man;
41 [I,] the Son of Man will send out [my//his] angels to gather up out of [my//his] Kingdom all those who cause people to sin and all others who do evil things,
42 and [the angels//they] will throw them into the fiery furnace, where they will cry and gnash their teeth.
58 Because they did not [believe in Him//have faith], he did not perform many miracles there.