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.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Say It Again, Sam

(Proverbs 5:4 KJV)  But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

What is this fascination with a “two-edged” (6310) “sword” (2719)?  In reading the different commentaries I found that “two-edged” means mouth.  The Greek word used in Hebrews has the same meaning.  If you look at how this is used in the Bible it seems to usually be related to some kind of speech.

Words have power.  They cut and penetrate.  Here it is the words of the adulteress.  Other places it is used of the righteous. 

So?  What have you said so far today?  What will you say next? 
(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.
Enough said. 

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