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.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Not the Briar Patch

(Pro 20:14 KJV)  It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.

I know it is not politically correct but this reminds me of a segment of the movie “Song of the South.”  In the story you have Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox getting ready to do bodily harm to Br’er Rabbit.  He pretends that he is good with anything they want to do to him but pleads, “Please don’t throw me in the briar patch.”  Of course they are deceived, throw him in the patch and watch him dance away singing, “Born and raised in the briar patch....”

Too many conversations we have take on this element.  If we are at a swap meet and it is expected, then go for it.  If we are talking about teaching a Sunday School class it might be important to be more honest.

So?  This is about business.  We are supposed to be honest.  I know that is sometimes hard but remember when your wife asks you if the dress makes her look fat you can say with all honesty that the dress does not make her look fat. 

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