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.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Abominable Autos

(Proverbs 12:22 KJV)  Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.

Are “lying” (8267) “lips” (8193) the end of the story?  That is literal.  What about the figurative applications?  What about lying hands?  Can feet lie?

What do we say to people by the way we dress?  Americans are casual about clothes but in many historical cultures clothing was regulated by law.  Certain colors, materials and styles were legally reserved for specific social classes or professions.  We dress to impress, good or bad.

What does it mean to dress honestly?  Is there deceit involved in the kind of car we drive?  We have all seen people who drive cars better than we do collecting some kind of government support.

So?  Honesty covers every aspect of our life.  Maybe the car you drive sends a message that is an abomination to God.  Maybe, like me, you need to wash it more often.  Righteousness touches every corner of our life. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I always thought that if cars were meant to be washed, God wouldn't have given us rain!

Pumice said...

Can I quote you to my wife? She would probably point out that God did not give us much rain in California or else decided the Progressives would try to tax it like they are doing in Maryland.

Grace and peace.