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.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Who Me?

(Proverbs 30:20 KJV)  Such is the way of an adulterous woman; she eateth, and wipeth her mouth, and saith, I have done no wickedness.

Is this part of the previous list?  In the previous list Solomon talks about four things that he claims to not understand.  Then, using the same terminology, he adds this verse which talks about the “way” (1870) of the “adulterous” (5003) “woman” (802).  The reason that Solomon does not understand this is because it is specific combination of words which mean the same in English as Hebrew.  You see, often when we see the English words talking about adultery the actual word means “stranger” or “foreigner”.  The assumption is the person is evil because they are outside Israel.

Here the culprit is someone who knows Gods standards, who is part of the nation of Israel and breaks the law knowingly.  At the same time they claim to not know what is wrong. 

We have all met people like this.  They take a second piece of pizza when there is only one apiece and it is obvious there is only one and then look at you with that puzzled look and say, “Oh, I didn’t know.”  They play their music loud and late and claim they didn’t know it would bother anyone. 

So?  I know people like that.  They bother me.  What bothers me more is the realization that I might be pulling the same stunt.  Time to do a little self-examination. 

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