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.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Wanting to Believe

(Proverbs 5:3 KJV)  For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:

We can be effected by sweet talk and smooth talk.  Admit it.  You like to be told sweet nothings by the right person.  You like to believe what they tell you.  And then there is the guy who has an answer to any question you might ask.  We run into these situations.

Part of the solution is to know what you are a sucker for.  Since I am a bit of a cynic the smooth talk doesn’t work that well with me.  I question just about everything.  I am a sucker though for the person who goes from being ornery to sweetness and light.  I tell myself that I must have been mistaken.  I fall for it every time.

So?  Wisdom can help us in the quest to not look like a fool.  It doesn’t always work because we don’t let it, but it is available.  Our choice.

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