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Proverbs 20:27 – Lamp of God

August 20, 2011

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The Lord looks deep inside people and searches through their thoughts. – Proverbs 20:27 NCV

The spirit of man is the lamp of Jehovah, Searching all his innermost parts. – Proverbs 20:27 ASV

I include the NCV rendering of this verse for consistency with the rest of the articles on this blog, but the ASV is closer to the original language. The Spirit read here is the same “breath of life” given to Adam in Genesis 2:7. It is our soul, our consciousness, the intrinsic knowledge that God is in us.

Philosophers from the beginning have reasoned correctly that there is a God – even before they were introduced to Him. Those who have reasoned against God’s existence were never truly happy or settled in this life. That is our spirit at work.

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