Oct 07 2009

"You are my sister"

Reading through the Proverbs can get you thinking about a lot of things! Deep things. To stay true to God and His word, we need the wisdom that only comes from heaven. Reading and meditating on Proverbs really helps me.  I hope this month as we read through the whole book in 31 days, you find it helps you, too:)  blessings, Lisa

Proverbs 7 (New International Version)

 1 My son, keep my words
       and store up my commands within you.

 2 Keep my commands and you will live;
       guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

 3 Bind them on your fingers;
       write them on the tablet of your heart.

 4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister,"
       and call understanding your kinsman;

 5 they will keep you from the adulteress,
       from the wayward wife with her seductive words.

 6 At the window of my house
       I looked out through the lattice.

 7 I saw among the simple,
       I noticed among the young men,
       a youth who lacked judgment.

 8 He was going down the street near her corner,
       walking along in the direction of her house

 9 at twilight, as the day was fading,
       as the dark of night set in.

 10 Then out came a woman to meet him,
       dressed like a prostitute and with crafty intent.

 11 (She is loud and defiant,
       her feet never stay at home;

 12 now in the street, now in the squares,
       at every corner she lurks.)

 13 She took hold of him and kissed him
       and with a brazen face she said:

 14 "I have fellowship offerings at home;
       today I fulfilled my vows.

 15 So I came out to meet you;
       I looked for you and have found you!

 16 I have covered my bed
       with colored linens from Egypt.

 17 I have perfumed my bed
       with myrrh, aloes and cinnamon.

 18 Come, let's drink deep of love till morning;
       let's enjoy ourselves with love!

 19 My husband is not at home;
       he has gone on a long journey.

 20 He took his purse filled with money
       and will not be home till full moon."

 21 With persuasive words she led him astray;
       she seduced him with her smooth talk.

 22 All at once he followed her
       like an ox going to the slaughter,
       like a deer stepping into a noose

 23 till an arrow pierces his liver,
       like a bird darting into a snare,
       little knowing it will cost him his life.

 24 Now then, my sons, listen to me;
       pay attention to what I say.

 25 Do not let your heart turn to her ways
       or stray into her paths.

 26 Many are the victims she has brought down;
       her slain are a mighty throng.

 27 Her house is a highway to the grave,
       leading down to the chambers of death.

New International Version (NIV)

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Comments (3) -

10/7/2009 7:16:52 AM
Sue United States
Lots of talk about adultery in these first books of Proverbs.  In the past I've tended to skip past them because read literally they are a father talking to his son, and I'm a woman!  I can't even take the roll of the wayward wife, since I'm a single woman.  But I'm trying to read through these anyway, I committed to do so this month, and see what else God might have to say to me, a single 50 something woman.  Verse 2 is the nugget for me from today's reading.

Keep my commands and you will live; guard my teachings as the apple of your eye.

I see this as the point of this whole chapter today.  God's Word and His teachings are to be the apple of my eye - not the lure of whatever is down the street or around the corner today.
10/7/2009 1:18:44 PM
Samantha Lifto United States
Samantha Lifto
hey i'm a newby at this and i was just woundering how this works out. my family listens to you all the time. my sister and i listen to you every morning a practically when ever we can and i was woundering just a bout every thing that goes on, on Klove. so ya you guys do a great job and same with all of the music.

Samantha Lifto
10/7/2009 2:14:39 PM
Kathi Patrick Bugger United States
Kathi Patrick Bugger
Agree with Sue on all points. Wasn't sure what these passages meant for me but her pointing out what they seemed to mean to her made me think the same. Thank you Sue for your insight!
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