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.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Body Language

(Proverbs 16:30 KJV)  He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.

Two words are translated “winks”.  Both are used in this verse.  The first, “shutteth” (winks NASB) (6095) is only used here.  The second, “moving” (compress NASB) (7169) is a little more common.  Both deal with body language.

You can lie without saying a word.  You can be a part of “evil” (7463a) without taking a step.  It involves giving signals in our physical actions that don’t communicate truth.  It can be as simple as remaining impassive when others propose evil.  It can involve a look, a nod of the head or gestures. 

So?  Let your body movements advance righteousness.  It isn’t enough to be able to say, “I didn’t do anything.”  Maybe you should have. 

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