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, October 6, 2019

Beyond Skin Deep

(Pro 6:25 KJV) Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.

I don’t know if we are ever going to win this one.  God made creation beautiful and gave us the ability to appreciate it.  That may be one of the differences in us that make up the image of God.  I can’t imagine a cow on a hillside being entranced by the view across the valley.  When your dog looks at you with puppy eyes I don’t think it is “beauty” (3308) he is seeing.

Maybe that is a lesson for us.  Your dog doesn’t care if you have sox that match or if your hair is combed.  He might care if you had a bath but I would not count on it.  There is some deeper and more basic connection that he is making.  We are all about culture and appreciation of the arts and knowing good coffee when we taste it.  That ability is from God.  So is the ability to look beyond the surface and make decisions based on more important values.

So?  Are you beautiful?  On the outside or the inside?  One is more important than the other. 

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