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.

Monday, July 8, 2024


(Pro 8:7 KJV)  For my mouth shall speak truth; and wickedness is an abomination to my lips.

Sometimes a different translation gives you a slightly different view of things.  This month, as I have said, I am reading in Moffatt’s translation.  The word “abomination” (8441) is very common in the Old Testament.  It tries to give us an insight for how evil God feels certain things are.  Moffatt uses the word “loath” instead of abomination.  I like that.

The idea of loathing something comes up with an attitude of disgust that I think we miss with abomination.  Abomination seems to be a higher concept than we would deal with regularly.  It is out of touch with our every day lives.  Loathing is something we can understand.  We can apply it to people we know.  We can apply it to things like liver and onions.  There are many disgusting things that we can tie to it.  We are to loath evil.

So? It’s pretty simple.  If it’s disgusting turn away. 

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