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, July 7, 2021

Catch of the Day

(Pro 7:23 KJV)  Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it is for his life.

I have never set a “snare” (6341a).  I am not sure I have ever seen a snare in real life.  That does not mean that I have not been close to one.  I have read about them.  I assume that snares in hunting are usually put in places where the game might pass.  If you are after rabbits you don’t set the snare in a tree or on top of a bush.  I would also assume that the snares are camouflaged some way.  The rabbit should know that the hunter is out to get him.  Believers should know that Satan is out to get them.

Some snares are just a matter of chance.  Have you ever been making your way through a crowded room and an electrical cord reaches out and wraps itself around your foot?  If you are having a good day you notice, stop and untangle.  If the clutter gods are after you then you may trip and fall.  In that case you could have been saved by paying more attention, moving slowly or having faster reflexes.  Just as your friends will laugh when you get caught, Satan will rejoice at what he has unexpectedly caught.

So?  Be alert.  That means knowing the dangers.  Here the reference is to sexual sin.  Proverbs also deals with sloth, lies, credit, dishonesty in business, and the list goes on.  Many of these are avoided by simple, righteous living.  Others might catch us when we are looking the other way.  Do not despair.  You are not a bird designed for the dinner table.  God will always be waiting for repentance and confession with forgiveness and restoration. 

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