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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

The Grand Reflection

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Proverbs 27:19 is a fascinating truth: “As in water, face reflects face, so the heart of a man reflects man.” There are several layers of meaning and interpretation, but one of them is the faces of man that surround your life, will in some way, reflect your heart. For what’s in your heart will ultimately affect those around you.

Thus the faces of man become a sort of mirror of you and your heart. So what do you see in the people around you – especially the people who are most close to you or around you all the time. What do you see in their faces in that first moment when they first see you; joy, peace, smiles? Do you brighten a room by entering it – or by leaving it? What is your effect? Look into the mirror of the faces of those around you. For in some way, it’s reflecting your heart. And if you don’t like the reflection you see – then start changing it – and don’t stop until the joy on their faces is the reflection of your heart.

Today’s Mission

Today look at how your life and presence is affecting others, and make the changes needed to brighten up your world.

by Jonathan Cahn