Reflections on Proverbs
September 26, 2009
Proverbs 26:1 →And in the Proverbs, fool reflects poor morality. So honor and poor intentional moral choices do not mix. And this is why I really don't give very many hoots about media award shows.
Proverbs 26:2 →Fret not that someone asks God to curse you. God will not honor a dishonorable curse. See David's response to Shimei in 2 Samuel 16 and 2 Samuel 19. And quit stressing about the fruitcake down the road attempting to use his Ouija Board or whatever against you. You leave it alone, and don't give evil a foothold by willful disobedience. God will deal with the rest.
Proverbs 26:4-5 →Wrestle with a skunk, and you still stink, but you still can't let the skunk camp out.
Proverbs 26:13 →Do you see danger everywhere? Does this hold you back from taking necessary actions? Get help if need be, but get going! Better to be eaten by a lion while striving to obey!
Proverbs 26:18-19 →Humor can be a good thing, but deceiving your friends goes too far. Be cautious.
Proverbs 26:21 →Are you sparking strife? Am I? Is your reputation as one who does this? It's time to clean it up.
Proverbs 26:28 →It's not just a minor issue. It's hatred. Quit excusing your behavior or downplaying it. Really, anything about obeying God is serious. We have lightened up as if it's no big deal.