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, September 10, 2020


(Pro 10:26 KJV) As vinegar to the teeth, and as smoke to the eyes, so is the sluggard to them that send him.

If you didn’t notice, it is the people who trust the “sluggard” (6102) that pay the price for his sloth.  I am hoping that these people sent him in error.  Maybe they did not know he was this way.  If they did then why would they be surprised.

We have a tendency to think we are immune to stupidity.  Have you ever been camping and sitting around the campfire?  The smoke is kind of romantic until the wind shifts and it gets in your eyes.  It can be a real awakener.  I am not a wine drinker but I understand that wine can turn into vinegar.  That must be an eye opener.

So?  What you do is avoid smoke and don’t drink vinegar.  I guess the same must go for some kind of people.


Gorges Smythe said...

Sure enough. I'm sure you recall the expression about someone being "all piss and vinegar."

Pumice said...

Yes, but I am rarely in a setting where I can use it.

Grace and peace