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, January 5, 2018

Is That All There Is

(Proverbs 5:20 KJV)  And why wilt thou, my son, be ravished with a strange woman, and embrace the bosom of a stranger?

Have you noticed the appeal of the exotic, or the imagined exotic.  Granted that often it is just a need to conform to what the “cool” people are doing.  It is often being the victim of advertising.  When the Volkswagen Beetle came out it was acknowledged as being an ugly creation.  That was part of its appeal.  The other part was that people thought it was cool.  Why do people spend thousands on a Rolex when a cheap Timex will keep time just as well?

There was a song in the sixties, “Is That All There Is”.  It is a song of desperation and futility.  It is a wonder to me why it did not start a revival in America because so many people are asking themselves that same question.  So we are warned against the “strange woman” (adulteress NASB) (2114a) and the “stranger” (foreigner NASB) (5237).  This could involve sexual sin but for most of us it is values and priorities that are antagonistic to the life of righteousness.

So?  Be alert to all the traps that are out in front of us.  Most are matters of gradual compromise.  A few are abrupt.  All can be avoided.  All must be avoided. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Most people won't listen, though, until they've destroyed themselves.

Pumice said...

I have the bruises to prove it.

Grace and peace.