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.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Two-Edged Guru

(Proverbs 5:4 KJV)  But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

The previous verse tells us the words of the strange woman, or adulteress, are sweet and smooth.  Don’t be deceived.  Those same slick words become cutting and “sharp” (2299) in the end.  We see reference to the two-edged sword.  This is a picture that we don’t experience in our society.  We tend to think of it as a tool that cuts both ways.  The emphasis in Solomon’s time was a tool that was deadly.

Listening to the wrong people can lead to disaster.  It can handicap you in the short term and send you to hell at the other extreme. 

So?  Pick your gurus with great care.  Make sure they are the wisdom of verse 1, not the stranger of verse 3.

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