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, March 10, 2021

Two by Two

(Pro 10:32 KJV) The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable: but the mouth of the wicked speaketh frowardness.

“The ‘mouth’ (6310) of the ‘wicked’ (7563)” can only know what is “frowardness” (perverted NASB) (8419).  This is true even when they seem to be speaking truth.  I think the central idea behind this Hebrew word is crooked or twisted.  That means you can have someone making a statement of fact and yet doing so with the intent to endorse evil.  My definition of a lie is “a communication with the intent to deceive.”  It doesn’t matter if you give a speech on “Two Plus Two” and concede the answer is four if the question was, “What is two divided by two.”  

We are surrounded by people and organizations that are experts at deceiving us while telling us what are technically facts.  I have this snack food called Crunchy Rice Rolls.  On the label it proudly tells me it is “gluten free”.  It is also low fat, low sodium and has no cholesterol.  If you are diabetic it is still a bad deal because it has plenty of sugar.  

So?  Know the motive of your source of information.  I trust my Bible because it was prepared to save my soul and prepare me for eternity.  Bible commentaries, not so much.  They all have a slant they are pushing. 

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