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.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Deceptive Advertizing

(Proverbs 26:18 KJV)  As a mad man who casteth firebrands, arrows, and death,

This verse is a preparation for the next verse which talks about deceivers.  This verse is stressing the destructive quality of deception.  The ultimate danger is “death” (4194).

The picture I see is a one man army laying siege to a metaphorical castle.  “Firebrands” (2131) burn the structures and possessions.  “Arrows” (2671) attack the body.  It is not a pretty picture.

We are surrounded by deception.  Think of the political promises that have been made.  Think of the advertisements you are subject to that encourage you to buy things you don’t need and can’t afford or borrow money you don’t need. 

So?  We don’t need to be a part of the problem.  We can be a part of the solution by being examples of honesty and integrity.  Be one who brings life, not death.