(Proverbs 2:14 KJV) Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
The KJV again uses this word “frowardness” (perversity NASB) (8419). I am glad to see it even if it is a bit archaic. It wakes me up to a concept that I have become inured to. When I see “perverse” I recognize it as a part of life. When I see “froward” I ask myself, “What?”
I don’t know about you but I am becoming insensitive to the degenerate nature of our society. Words that used to set me off are now going in one ear and out the other. What used to be called “four letter words” and were shunned are now a part of everyday conversation. Can you picture an actor being able to get through a dramatic scene without a “damn” or a “hell,” let alone dropping the F-bomb?
So? We can’t do much about what we see on TV. Wait. What? You mean we can turn it off? I guess that would be a good first step. In addition we can review our own vocabulary and make sure that we are not drifting into “frowardness.”