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.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Strange Advice

(Proverbs 2:16 KJV)  To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;

Here we are told wisdom will deliver us from two things:  The “strange” (2114) “woman” (802) and the “adulteress” (5237).  I find myself wondering what a strange woman is.  First of all, this is not talking about the sense of strange that means unusual or simply different.  This is not warning you away from someone who likes to dress in a fuchsia mu mu with a diamond pendant.  You might want to avoid her but she is your mother in law and it isn’t possible.

This is talking about the person who is a stranger to you.  I don’t know how women think but when a man sees an attractive woman his head will turn.  When you are at a party or a meeting you often seek out people based on their appearance.  That is natural.  What this is saying is that we need to pray that God will preserve us from such people.  Actually it is God’s wisdom that is to do the job.  It is to give us an ingrained discernment that helps us to avoid dangerous personal situations.  That situation could be adultery.  It could be a precarious investment.  Both are to be avoided.

So?  Read and think.  God has given us the material and the help of the Holy Spirit.  Put it together so that your life doesn’t go off the rails because of inattention. 

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