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.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

No Flow

(Pro 26:1 KJV)  As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, so honour is not seemly for a fool.

I am not satisfied with the “fitting” (5000) of the NASB or the “seemly” of the KJV.   I guess both will work but there is also the idea of beauty involved in the word.  My wife got a new dress and of course that brings to mind all of the jokes involved in that subject.  As she was sitting in the car I noticed that the pattern in the material was pleasant and it seemed to fit her well.  I forced myself to complement her on the dress.  It is fortunate that I did it then because when she stood up and started walking it evolved into a granny dress.  It fit.  It was seemly.  It looked like a poorly designed mumu.  Mumus can look good.  They have a flow.  This one didn’t.

“Honor” (3519b) can be like that.  You can try to bestow it but somehow it just doesn’t fit.  We see this happening at most of the award dinners we attend.  The media is constantly trying to put lipstick on the pig.  We need to avoid it and make sure that we do not look up to or praise people who are really fools.

So?  Be careful where you give you complements.  There are some people who listen to you and take what you say to the bank.  Don’t make your trustworthiness bounce.

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