Let me start off by saying these are not my original thoughts. I read this blog today and thought it was worth sharing.
Recently I wrote the entire book of Proverbs by hand.
I did this because I’m holier than you and want to have a waterslide at my house in heaven.
You might be satisfied with just a regular mansion, but I have pretty
high hopes for a ridiculous tree fort when I get up there. Booby traps,
rope ladder, fire place, the works. Granted, it’s probably not nice to
have a booby trapped treehouse in heaven because so many people won’t be
expecting to encounter a booby trap behind the pearly gates. But that’s
kind of what makes it even awesomer.
Writing the book out was fun and took me
about 6 months. Part of what took so long was that I kept finding errors
in Proverbs. The biggest of all was perhaps Proverbs 24:16.
Don’t act like you don’t know it by heart. Fine, I’ll write it out for you:
It says, “for though the righteous do not fall, the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.”
Great verse! Lays out clearly how we’re called to live. Don’t stumble
like the wicked. Be righteous. Done and done. That’s how I’ve always
learned that verse. Only there was a problem when I read it in my Bible.
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