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, December 7, 2020

He Who Would Lie...

(Pro 7:16 KJV) I have decked my bed with coverings of tapestry, with carved works, with fine linen of Egypt.

Adultery again.  You would think that Solomon could find another topic.  Maybe it is so frequent because we need to be reminded.  Maybe is to so frequent to help us understand that the moral depravity of America today is nothing unusual.  I am reasonably sure that my sphere has very little going on, if any.  That does not mean that the culture is not guilty.

It also does not mean that we need to accept that as normal.  It does not mean that we need to accept it at all.  In the past few months two people in the broadcast media who were supposed to be solid conservatives have dumped their wives.  I don’t know what was involved.  In a real sense it is none of my business.  What is my business is accepting their opinions as readily as I did before.  If people can’t keep their marriages in order how can I expect them to be reliable on the news?

So?  Always walk with discernment.  One of the pastors I used to know used to jokingly say, “Don’t loan this man any money because he who would lie will also cheat.”  Or was it “he who will cheat will also lie”?  Either way, the principle is the same. 


Gorges Smythe said...

I always found it interesting that God chose a man with hundreds of wives and "concubines" to speak on sexual sin. I can only assume it's the old saw about knowing what he was talking about.

Pumice said...

And I wonder about the wisdom aspect. If you read about the end of his life he started getting into worshiping the Canaanite gods. Some think it was because of all his pagan wives, which would go along with what you said.

Grace and peace