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, June 6, 2011

A Dandelion, By Any Other Name, Be It O So Sweet,...

(Proverbs 6:32 KJV)  But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.

I would think that this would be obvious, but in our modern culture and among “Christians” who are Biblically illiterate, I guess it isn’t.  This is a simple reminder of the seventh commandment, if I counted right, which is,
(Exodus 20:14 KJV)  Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Some might make an argument that this is referring to idolatry and is symbolic.  I am sure that you can add that and have a good point but it doesn’t take away from the simple literal truth.  Look at this verse in Proverbs.  You can’t make that argument here.  It says “adultery” (5003) with a “woman” (802).  Tell her she is symbolic.  That is a great pick up line.

So?  How does this apply to you?  You already toe the line.  It is not an issue for you.  I accept that, but you are surrounded by people who have been sold the bill of goods in every area of life that adultery is okay if you are really in love.  Hogwash, or should I say adultery-wash.

And yes, I am aware that my attempt to paraphrase Shakespeare in the title is not accurate.

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