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, May 4, 2019

Froward Again

(Proverbs 4:24 KJV)  Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.

As I wrote yesterday I focused on the KJV choice of the English “froward” (3868) and how it seemed to imply bending away from the path.  Here we have a different word, translated the same by the KJV, that the NASB has as “deceitful” (6143).  Here the idea is crookedness rather than just bending away.  At the heart you have the same idea of not being straight. 

One of the great, recurring themes of the Bible is that lies condemn a person.  Many words are used but the idea is the same.  Here are the words of Jesus,
(Revelation 21:8 KJV)  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
So?  One of the reasons I pay more attention to people who embrace traditional values is that these people understand lying is wrong.  Those who also embrace the Christian faith know that lies can send you to hell.  Christians cannot embrace the values and standards of our modern culture.  It is a dangerous road. 

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