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, June 5, 2020


(Pro 5:23 KJV) He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.

As I continue looking for specific acts of unrighteousness I see a literal and a figurative focus in this verse.  The literal warning has to do with adultery.  It is clear that Solomon is passing on the word of the Lord about sexual sin. 

The figurative point is that false wisdom is the strange woman that is trying to seduce God’s people into committing spiritual adultery.  In Proverbs we see constant reference to the force of anti-wisdom trying to turn our heads, telling us we don’t need to be bound by God’s hang-ups, saying there is a way of compromise.  As this verse points out, that is the way of death.

So?  Our modern culture is all about watering down the standards of God.  He makes it very clear what He expects.  As always, the choice is ours. 

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