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, October 5, 2015

Anatomical Allusions

(Proverbs 5:16 KJV)  Let thy fountains be dispersed abroad, and rivers of waters in the streets.

Solomon is playing with a lot of word pictures in this passage.  Such an approach makes many uncomfortable.  In his comments on verse 18, Adam Clarke says,
“How delicate and correct is the allusion here! But anatomical allusions must not be pressed into detail in a commentary on Scripture.”
One of the paraphrased “translations” puts this verse in an interesting way that gets at the point being made.
(Proverbs 5:16 CEV)  And don't be like a stream from which just any woman may take a drink.
Faithfulness and chastity are important to God.  Here the reference is to our sex life.  Other places it might refer to our leisure and intellectual pursuits.  God demands purity.

So?  The world mocks.  We are constantly bombarded with appeals to compromise.  Keep in mind that in some areas, compromise is sin.  Walk in righteousness.

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