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.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Froward Is More Than a Strange Spelling

(Proverbs 16:28 KJV)  A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends.

I am going to express an opinion.  I assume none of you reading this are “froward” (perverse NASB) (8419).   Quickly read these two references that give a good idea of what the word means.
(Deuteronomy 32:20 KJV)  And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.

(Proverbs 2:14 KJV)  Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked;
This pervert “spreads” (7971) “strife” (4066) has no faith, gets pumped up by doing evil and enjoys it when others do evil. 

Not you, but look around you.  One of the first things necessary to walk in righteousness is to recognize evil as evil and admit that it is there.  Are any of these perverts your role models?  Do you watch them in movies, on TV or at work?  Do you hang with them in your free time?

So?  If you knew someone had a highly infectious, deadly disease you would probably keep your distance.  How does that apply to our daily activities.  Think about it.


Gorges Smythe said...

Excellent point; that's why I could never understand people getting all ga-ga over celebrities of any type. Most are terribly immoral.

Pumice said...

The people who want to remove religion from the public square are being successful. Today's hero would have been yesterday's villain.

What a world.

Grace and peace.