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.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Three for Three

(Proverbs 31:3-4 KJV)  Give not thy strength unto women, nor thy ways to that which destroyeth kings.  It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

We have all heard the combination of “wine, women and song.”  In this passage of Proverbs we have two out of three.  We are cautioned against women in verse 3 and wine in verse 4.  Proverbs is generally quiet on song but I did find one reference which seems negative.
(Proverbs 25:20 KJV)  As he that taketh away a garment in cold weather, and as vinegar upon nitre, so is he that singeth songs to an heavy heart.
Think about the activities that are working so hard to destroy our country.  Sexual promiscuity and perversions are all the rage.  Drunkenness is a source of humor and teenage drinking is endemic.  Popular music has never taken what you would consider the high ground but it seems to be digging deeper holes all the time.

We need to be alert to the ways in which the constant barrage of cultural depravity is trying to reprogram out thinking.  It is constant and pervasive. 

So?  It should be obvious not to commit adultery or get drunk.  Many in the church are ignoring the warnings.  Decide where you stand based on what the Bible says not the latest guru.

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