An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

In a Pig's Nose

(Pro 11:22 KJV) As a jewel of gold in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.

I have to love this.

I wonder what this would say if it were written by a woman.

The desired quality is not outward appearance but “discretion” (2940). I think we can assume that this is a concept that cuts across sexual lines. Outward adornment is not to be our focus. I don’t know if you ever shop in big malls, but I do it once in awhile to remind myself of why I don’t. I can do a very large mall in about 20 minutes. One thing I notice is that most of the stores are focused on snout decorations. I may be shoes and it may be health food but it is all designed to decorate the pig in us. God wants us to exercise inner beauty in things such as discretion.

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