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.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Openness Avoids Sin

(Pro 9:5 KJV)  Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled.

As I have pointed out before verses 4 and 16 are exactly the same.  The sources are different.  One is wisdom and one is the “foolish woman” (woman of folly NASB).  If the invitation is the same, how do we tell which is the right course.  This verse gives us an indication when you compare it to verse 17.
(Pro 9:17 KJV)  Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
For today look at the different offerings in light of the adjectives.  That which comes from the foolish woman is to be hidden.  Notice it is stolen and secret.  The offering of wisdom is given in the spirit of sharing what is hers. 

So?  One way you can know the right choice is by asking yourself, “What if _________ knew I was doing this?”  If it requires you to hide then the chances are you are wrong.  That means it is sin and destructive to your eternity.  Always engage your mind. 

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