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.

Thursday, September 6, 2012


(Proverbs 6:2 KJV)  Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.

I have never set a snare but I have read about it in stories.  I don’t know from experience if the authors know what they are talking about.  I have been “snared” (3369) by the “words” (561) of my “mouth” (6310).  My experience sounds like a snared rabbit.

My understanding is that the rabbits frantic struggle is what causes it to die.  If the animal was capable of thinking it through it might stop, back up, get free and go on its way.  In a sense it traps itself.

Our mouths can do the same for us.  Are you surprised that this is a recurring theme in the Bible?  These writers lived in a real world.  They had a real solution, too.
(Psalms 19:14 KJV)  Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
So?  A reminder for today.  Watch your mouth, others are.  Didn’t I just say that a few days ago?

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