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 20, 2012

The Snare That Is Drummed

(Proverbs 20:25 KJV)  It is a snare to the man who devoureth that which is holy, and after vows to make enquiry.

Again we see the term “snare” (4170) in regard to actions that trap the unwary. 

Here the warning seems to have a different target in different translations.  In the KJV it talks about “devoureth” (3216).  In the NASB it talks about those who speak “rashly” (3886b).  When you trace the two different Hebrew words back they go to the same root.  To my eyes they seem to be the same word.  I don’t get it, so it is time to go with both/and instead of either/or.

In both cases it involves the misuse of the “holy” (6944).  The object of misuse is holy.  The person is acknowledging it is holy.  The problem is that the recognition makes no difference in how they live their lives.  It is like saying, “Yes, I know that smoking causes lung cancer.  Can I bum a cigarette?” 

So?  Live truth, don’t just pay lip service.  Walking in faith means living in obedience.  It is not an option. 

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