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Proverbs 13:12 Amplified Translation (AMP)

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

Proverbs 13:12 The Message Translation (MSG) Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.

Proverbs 13:12 Passion Translation (When hope's dream seems to drag on and on, the delay can be depressing. But when at last your dream comes true life's sweetness will satisfy your soul,

There is much value in the different bible translations that have been developed through the centuries, Latin Vulgate, KJV, NJKV, NIV, Amplified, The Message, The Passion Translation, etc. Even more additional value is, The Hebrew and Greek translation used in the Lexicon. But everyday Christian pastors, evangelists and any congregant or follower of Jesus Christ might seek out the multidimensional explanation because of a study, personal experience or revelation regarding the Word of God and its application to him or her life.

Rarely, is it seen acceptable to go out of the realm of theological resources but I’m going to use, Forbes Magazine. Yes! I recently read a gem of an interpretation of the above proverb. The contributor is Tim Maurer and he wrote apiece entitled, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick.” What I found interesting is that his perspective is as a financial planner. He references the history of Solomon but uses his client who has just spent his money, buying a Lexus automobile to explain the value of deferring ones money or the fulfillment of enjoying life, here in the present.[1]

Similar to his client you have seen the worth and value of, A Journey of a Lifetime to Israel. You have already started to send your money to begin your journey to Israel. Some have been speaking to their financial planners, asking how to pull money out of their portfolio, some may have a Go Fund Me Request, some, may use this years vacation money, others are stepping out in faith and taking out of their budget, praying that God will provide financially.

The question is, are you starting to feel like the proverb, “Hope Deferred Makes the Heart Sick? On this year’s journey, in order not to lose hope in the process declare, today, this, “longing fulfilled is a tree of life,” next consider, “ but a sudden good break can turn life around,” lastly, ” But when at last your dream comes true, life’s sweetness will satisfy your soul.”

Prayer: God don’t let us lose our Hope, as we continue to financially invest in our trip to Israel, only then will our dream come true and surely, life’s sweetness will satisfy our soul. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.

[1] https://www.forbes.com/sites/timmaurer/2016/07/02/hope-deferred-makes-the-heart-sick/#5b421a4855dd April 25, 1019.

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