Folks, just in case you missed it, there’s another blog to which I contribute very regularly – Proverbial Thought.
Here is today’s entry… I hope it’s a blessing, especially if you are experiencing a storm in your life.
“As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more: but the righteous is an everlasting foundation.”
Comparison of Versions
To begin with, let us look at some other Bible versions. I think it would be interesting to see how this verse is treated.
- When the storms of life come, the wicked are whirled away, but the godly have a lasting foundation. – NLT
- When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. – NIV
- When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever. – ESV
Do you see the similarity? Do you understand the point being made? Storms will come to both the righteous and the wicked, but only one has a sure foundation.
My favorite hymn is The Solid Rock. It is an old hymn that says, “My hope is built on nothing…
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4 responses to “Foundational Hope In A Turbulent World”
The thing for me is that the other versions losing the exact term “whirlwind” is a big negative.
Excellent. Love the hymn and believe.:)
I also think of the rock in terms of the house being built upon the rock or the sand in Matthew 7, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. ”
We must put the words of God into practice in our lives in order to be victorious in Christ.
I have also read in your blog that you are moving to Georgia for a ministry assignment at Bethlehem Baptist. This is great! Lead them well!
A little here a little there, line upon line, precept upon precept, until TRUTH is understood and received by God’s people.
Thank you for the encouragement 🙂