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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Sweet and Septic

(Proverbs 23:8 KJV)  The morsel which thou hast eaten shalt thou vomit up, and lose thy sweet words.

Most people have experienced food poisoning sometime in their lives.  The reason it gets us is because it is often non-detectable.  Whatever is making the food unacceptable is subtle but septic.  You don’t know you have it until it is too late.

Solomon’s comment is figurative but based on the literal.  There are people who seem to be so right and yet are so wrong.  Often we don’t know it until life starts to go bad.  With food poisoning I don’t know if we could refuse to vomit.  I think that if we fought it the feeling would continue to get worse until we gave it up.  I am not so sure we could resist until death.  There are people who come into our lives that will continue to make us miserable until we get rid of them.

So?  Is there a “friend” that needs to go away?  Is there a relative that needs to be avoided?  Solomon would say so. 

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