“Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.”
King James Version (KJV)
Chris's comment on 2021-04-09 19:51:20:
In Proverbs chapter 4 gives some lovely wisdom for us to consider & pursue. And from verses 20 onwards, special attention is given to our senses & how we use them & respond to them. References to the ears, eyes, heart, mouth & feet are specifically mentioned.
So in verse 26, "ponder" the path of thy feet means that we are to give due consideration & forethought before we take our steps in life. So the idea is of using wisdom to anticipate what's ahead & what ramifications our decision to move in that direction will make (whether to us or others). And certainly, if "evil" or hurt/injury is anticipated, then in our 'pondering' we will wisely avoid it & take a different path. Or conversely, if the path we take is understood as being the correct one, we should stick to it & not detour to the "left or right".
Ponder Pause and Selah's comment on 2021-04-09 14:23:10:
I was taught that 'Selah' means to pause and think upon (ponder) what I'm reading. I had to learn to slow down. Found in Psalms and Book of Habakkah.
Many commentators think that Selah meant 'to pause' or 'to reflect'. This could have been a request for the reader or listener to pause and think about what has just been said, or it could have been a space for voices to pause and for instruments play alone. We don't really know for certain.
Regardless, the word Selah itself indeed causes us to pause and consider what God may be saying even when we don't fully understand. Selah gives us an opportunity to take a moment away from this crazy, busy, non-stop life we all tend to live and consider the immense mysteries and wonders of God. Paul speaks to this in Colossians 2:2-3, My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
James Williams's comment on 2021-04-09 12:00:35:
Ponder - just need the meaning of the word ponder that's all
James Williams's comment on 2021-04-09 11:14:44:
What is the definition of the word ponder, in proverbs 4:26 KJV
Helen's comment on 2015-09-08 22:33:10:
I like it because before I came to this it was already drop down in my spirit I liked the way it was brought out
Kehinde's comment on 2014-07-04 06:05:56:
Examine your choices, actions, decisions be sure they are the best for you at any particular point in time, make amends when and where necessary, be firm, assertive and consistent in that which is right and honourable at all times.
Lois V Harrison's comment on 2013-06-19 11:48:38:
I found this 'Proverb' in an old book - The Birthday Book Of Scripture, for April 14. I take its meaning as a past tense, asking us to examine our actions - cause - for understanding effect. An inventory of a path travelled. It has resonated a profound message to my writing, a memoir inspired by my late daughter, Lesley, born on April 14. Her life's purpose established at birth, that we (I) would find meaning in her path up to her death, and after. How do I understand? Maybe I won't, but I must nonetheless ponder, examine to let all her ways be established, marked. If one takes its meaning in purely present tense it negates purpose for self examination, (responsibility?) - a path travelled. Examining actions taken - history, can enlighten. Enlightenment impacts present and future. My little book attributes authorship to:
1 Cor. xvi 14.
HARRY ALLISON's comment on 2012-04-04 02:02:26:
quicksand or ROCK.(NO BRAINER)WINDS will come .WHICH can i stand firm upon?I PONDER THE ROCK.MATT.6;33.MATT.7;24-27.