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.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Guilt by Association

(Proverbs 20:19 KJV)  He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.

This is actually a bit of simple warning.  If someone is sharing with you about someone else then you need to understand that they are probably telling others about you.  Assume that everything you say in their presence and everything you do is fair game for them to repeat.  Think of them as a two way street.

So?  Obviously we are not to be this way.  Maybe not so obvious is that we should not “meddle” (associate NASB) (6148) with such people.

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