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.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Don't Be a Tapeworm

(Proverbs 21:8 KJV)  The way of man is froward and strange: but as for the pure, his work is right.

The OT word pictures are good for us to see.  “Froward” (guilty NASB) (2054) is equated with “strange” (crooked NASB) (2019).  Think of the twisted paths that our minds follow when we are trying to get out of something.  In the words of Sir Walter Scott,
Oh what a tangled web we weave
When first we practice to deceive
“Pure” (2134) is equated with “right” (upright NASB) (3477).  This is one of the word pictures that the Bible presents.  Crooked is compared to upright.  Bent to straight.  On one side you have the twisting tapeworm hiding in the darkness of the bowel and bringing death.  On the other side you have a beam of light lancing through the air to bring life.

So what does your life demonstrate.  You have a lot to say about the way you approach life.  I hope that when people read you it comes out Jesus and not Satan.

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