It never ceases to amaze me…the thought process of a child. I was cutting a green pepper and when I started to cut out the seeds, I noticed another tiny pepper inside. The green pepper had a baby inside.
I gently removed the baby pepper and showed it to my daughter. She was beyond thrilled that the pepper had a baby. She had endless questions as to why, how…
I started slicing a juicy tomato. My daughter watched closely as I sliced. She then chimes “Is there a baby in the tomato?” I reply “No honey”.
Her response: “It must be a boy!”
It’s all about perspective.
I don’t know about you, but I could certainly benefit from seeing another perspective…other than my own.
As I was reading Proverbs this morning, I took a moment to dissect a verse.
Proverbs 5:21 says “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He ponders all his paths.” (NKJV)
When I have read this verse before, I never noticed that “He” was capitalized. Here are the things that stood out to me as I studied this verse.
According to the Blue Letter Bible (online study tool) which gives the Hebrew and Greek definition for the words.
Way = “way, road, distance, journey, manner”
Before = “be in front of”,
Ponders =”to weigh, make level, balance”
Paths = “entrenchment, track” *entrenchment is a ditch of protection
I am not a Greek scholar but from reading and studying this verse…
My journey is in front of God and He is leveling my path.
I encourage you today…God sees you, your life…it’s in front of Him. He will level and balance your path if you allow Him to.
Thanks for reading! EnJOY your day!