Khanak: Narrow As A Verb

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

But in the original Hebrew, it reads a little differently. The Hebrew word translated as ‘train’ is ‘khanak.’Khanak’ literally means ‘to narrow.’ So, it could be translated as, “Narrow the way for a child.” What does that mean? It means that true love is not lax. Don’t be lax with your children— narrow their way. Protect them from what is ungodly and guide them away from evil and to the good. Filter what they receive and help them walk on a straight path. They will be blessed. And while you’re at it, try it on yourself. If you would live a life of discipleship, you have to ‘khanak’ yourself. Narrow your own way— keep yourself on the narrow path, direct all things away from evil and to the Lord. Narrow your thought and your desires and your focus, or what you see and hear. Train your own self up in the Lord, and you won’t depart from His way. For the word ‘khanak’ isn’t just for children – it’s for disciples.

Today’s Mission – Today, narrow your own way. Direct your thoughts and focus your heart and desires to the Lord.

by Jonathan Cahn

Greater is He that is in You!

George Whittenby George Whitten

1 John 4:4 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

While John warned against deception in the last days, and we should be mindful and discerning the times in which we live, keenly aware of the rise of the spirit of Antichrist — he also gave us encouragement: “…you have overcome them, for He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.”

The children of Israel failed their tests in the wilderness because they consistently forgot who their God was — and is! Since He actually dwells within us now, let’s not repeat their mistake!

So, being an over-comer in these last days is not only knowing who your enemy is – BUT NEVER forgetting who YOUR GOD IS! Spend your weekend resting in the peace and confidence that greater is He that is in you, and that no evil of any kind can gainsay the victory that He has already won.

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten