The Proverbial Rabbit Hole

Wednesday, August 08, 2012 Posted by Katie

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Proverbs are so efficient. They are short. They are poignant. They beckon to those who want a little wisdom, but don’t have time to go too deep.

Only, be careful. You could begin with just a peek, and end up falling in.

Case in point. I peeked in at Proverbs 20:12: “Ears that hear, and eyes that see – the Lord has made them both.”

I read this and thought, “Ears that hear? Eyes that see? I’ve heard that before. I’ll take just a moment and…”

(…reference, reference, reference …)

Matthew 11:12 – “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing…For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John. And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

The “Elijah who was to come”? Hmmm…

(…reference, reference, reference…)

Luke 1:13,16-17 – “But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to give him the name John…Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous – to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”

So Elijah comes back before Jesus. John is being compared to Elijah, and what was that “ears to hear” phrase all about again?

(…reference, reference, reference…)

1 Corinthians 2: 9,10 – “However, it is written: ‘No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.’ but God has revealed it to us by his Spirit.”

God is the one who reveals?


Proverbs 20:12: “Ears that hear, and eyes that see – the Lord has made them both.”

May you, dear reader, begin with just a peek and find yourself falling into the scriptures. May you discover adventures unexpected as you begin to see the whole Bible tie together as One Story. May you begin to read with anticipation of where the Living Word will lead you next.

“Either the well was very deep, or she fell very slowly, for she had plenty of time as she went down to look about her and to wonder what was going to happen next.” – Lewis Carroll

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