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October 5 by Doug

Reflections on Proverbs

October 5, 2009

by Doug

Proverbs 5:1 (KJV) →Bow thine ear: subjugate yourself, control yourself. I've learned, at this point, that a big part of learning is the self-discipline it takes to learn. Of course, now I've un-self-disciplined myself out of finishing formal education, but I'm trying to get back to that point.

Proverbs 5:3 (KJV) →The lips, the entry point into adultery, both physical and spiritual, seem sweet and well worth the expense. After all, honey is sweet, oil makes things smooth. Yet the end-result must be considered. Decisions made solely on the opening appearance frequently go astray.

Proverbs 5:4 (KJV) →See? Told you the end would be bad.

Proverbs 5:6 (KJV) →There are often hidden agendas behind people's behavior. If they are enticing you to go against what you know is right, beware! Even if they pretend to consider your interests, they might not be being honest.

Proverbs 5:7 (KJV) →Don't ever forget, don't let the years that the guidance didn't have an immediate impact lead you to forget it.

Proverbs 5:8 (KJV) →How often do we flirt with sinful behavior? Is it really a good idea to get as close as we can and not fall in, or to stay away?

Proverbs 5:9 (KJV) →Sin takes what you've earned.

Proverbs 5:14 (KJV) →Take this one just a little out of context for a minute, and in the KJV. “I was almost in all evil in the midst of the congregation and assembly.” How true is that of many of us that are constantly in the midst of the congregation and assembly of God's people?

Proverbs 5:21 (KJV) →Seriously, God is aware of all you do, no matter how often you clear your browser history or what you pay cash for.


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