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.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Pit Stop

(Proverbs 22:14 KJV)  The mouth of strange women is a deep pit: he that is abhorred of the LORD shall fall therein.

When I think of someone involved in adultery I imagine them being enticed by the allure and beauty of the “strange women” (adulteress NASB) (2114a).  Eye candy comes to mind.  You don’t need to do much wandering on the web to come across pictures that are designed to pull you into temptation.  Since the word means stranger I think we can draw a lot of parallels on the specific. 

We are surrounded by a lot of alien thinking.  Since we accept it so readily it might be wrong to call it alien.  Actually it is native and we are the aliens.  The point is that the values and behavior being touted as normal all around us is anathema to God.  Look at the verses around ours.  You see sloth, foolishness, oppression of the poor.  Compare that to welfare, self-esteem and credit card debt.  Satan is doing everything he can to dress up destruction as a desirable object.

So?  Stay awake.  A general rule is that if the people around you consider something normal you need to take a deep breath, read a chapter in Proverbs and think again.  You do not need a deep pit stop.

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