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.

Monday, October 5, 2020

Smooth Ears

(Pro 5:4 KJV) But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.

The concern here is about the “end” (319), about both endings.  It is about what eventually happens to the person with the smooth lies.  It is also about the person who listens to the smooth lies, the smooth listener.  Someone has to listen.  Your senile grandfather may have mumbled to himself a lot.  You may know someone who talks all the time even when no one is listening.  That is not a threat.  What is destructive is the sweet talk that gets listened to.

You know about things that sound too good to be true.  When you are hearing what works for you it might be a warning about what you are hearing.

So?  What we listen to works its way into our inner thinking.  Just as you would avoid walking on icy steps you should also avoid slick talkers.

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