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.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Turning Talk

(Pro 17:20 KJV)  He that hath a froward heart findeth no good: and he that hath a perverse tongue falleth into mischief.

At what point does our “language” (3956) become “perverted” (2015)?  At this point I think the KJV’s “perverse” is a better choice.  The word has the idea of turning.  In fact a variation of “turn” is the most common choice in both translations.  

What kind of turning would be beneficial or even necessary?  I think of turning the mattress or turning the pancakes.  There are also times when we turn for the wrong reasons.  If you are giving someone directions you can have them turn at the wrong place or the wrong direction.  You might turn certain things over to hide the fact that they are dirty.  The point is that some people are out there agitating to bring about evil.

So?  Beware.  That is probably the most important alert.  Also, we need to make sure that we are not falling into the trap of this kind of speech. 

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