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 23, 2015

The Eyes of the Beholder

(Proverbs 23:33 KJV)  Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.

What makes you see “strange things” (2114a)?  This is hard for me to understand.  The word is a verb yet it always seems to be translated as a noun.  Perhaps this is saying that you will see actions and put values on them.  Its most common translation is stranger or variations.  The context is dealing with the effect of alcohol.  If Solomon were writing today he might include drugs.  It could be music or any kind of manipulative atmosphere. 

The warning is that we are to seek clear minds.  That means avoiding distorting influences and seeking out that which edifies.

So?  This can be universal.  Drunks are not known for their discernment and decorum.  It could be very individual.  You might be overwhelmed by things I don’t notice.  Pray that God would help you know yourself and act accordingly. 

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