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.

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Party Time

(Pro 7:14 KJV) I have peace offerings with me; this day have I payed my vows.

As I read some of the commentaries on this passage I see repeated reference to the largess after the sacrifice is made.  Often there is a lot of prime beef left over for the use of the Levites and the one making the offering.  The insinuation is that this woman had made her ritual sacrifice knowing that she would be ready to meet this young man and offer him a feast.  It would seem that her motives might not have been pure.

As we follow the story it becomes clear that her motives were carnal.  She is hoping to take what she kept after the ritual to prepare a meal for seduction of the fool.  You will notice that he walks into it and the outcome is tragic.

So?  Good deals and fun activities are not always the way to go not matter how much they seem to offer.  If the person giving the party has evil in their heart you are in for a potentially destructive evening. 

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