Monday Meditations – Proverbs 16:18

August 22, 2011

Today’s Meditation Verse:

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

I love reading the Lexicon version of a scripture.  To me it reveals so much.

For instance there is little variation in this scripture from translation to translation.  It pretty much says it like it is and in any language or culture it is pretty much the same.

But just now as I was reading this verse in the Lexcon (the original Greek translation) I saw something that I had to meditate on for a bit.  Then I saw how obvious the original word was to our own modern terminology.

That word is before.  In the Lexicon that word means faces.  We use that word often now.  She is facing an uphill battle. He is facing termination at work. They are facing the playoffs.

We know this word so well.

Let’s look at this week’s scripture again using the original word, facing.

Pride causes you to face destruction, and a haughty spirit will cause you to face a fall.

We know when we face something that it is coming, for sure.  Something that we face is something we know we will have to deal with.

So this week when you meditate on this scripture know that the pride in your life will cause you to face with certainty, destruction and that a haughty spirit will cause you to face a fall.

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