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, August 6, 2013

Just Nod Your Head and Smile

(Proverbs 6:24 KJV)  To keep thee from the evil woman, from the flattery of the tongue of a strange woman.

The last phrase in the verse talks about the “flattery” (smooth” (2513b) off the “tongue” (3956) NASB) of the “strange woman” (adulteress NASB) (5237).  I am going to assume that none of us are traveling down the road of adultery and look at the figurative uses of these words.  If you do that it could be written as the “slippery language of the unfamiliar.” 

Have you ever had a time when you were not sure what someone was talking about and you just nodded your head and acted like you got it?  Come on, be honest now.  No one else is looking.  Well, at least I have.  Sometimes, when they are discussing the difference between thick and thin crust pizza, it is no big deal.  But if they are talking about diversity, you might want to get in gear because you need to understand what they mean.

So?  Be careful not to agree to things you don’t understand.  There is a lot of new jargon coming down the pike and much of it is the same old paganism in a new robe. 

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