Sunday, August 20, 2006

a good proverb

Here's a cool proverb that I came across this morning. It tells me that the wounds that sting the most may be making me more like Christ.

Blows that would cleanse away evil;
beatings make clean the innermost parts.

- Proverbs 20:30 NRSV

5 comments:

black&blue said...

It is a good proverb, but I do wish the blows would hurt just a little less. If only I had not been so rowdy in my younger years...

Jason Woolever said...

i hear that!

bandlady said...

The blows can be just as painful for those who weren't rowdy in their younger years. Our trials are all challenging, according to what needs to be done in our lives to have us more dependent upon Jesus.

Be comforted, "black&blue"...you're not alone!

Jason Woolever said...

Yes, I think we're all completely sinful, wrecked by sin and pride, no matter how that was exhibited outwardly. Sometimes those who look as if they have always lived a clean life have even more beatings coming because of the pride built up by their years of "doing it right," unlike those blatant "sinners."

bandlady said...

Well put, Jason!