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.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Literal or Figurative

(Pro 7:1 KJV) My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee.

This entire proverb at first seems to be a warning against sexual immorality. Literally that is the case, but when you compare the second part with the first, I wonder. The literal part is easy for us to accept: rejecting adultery is a given for believers, or at least it should be. The figurative applications hit closer to home for most of us because we are so good at making excuses and exceptions for ourselves.

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