Monday, August 8, 2011

Proverbs 7

Today we are going to read a larger portion than we have in the past, but Proverbs 7 only has 27 verses, so it won't take you very long.

Read Proverbs 7:1-5

Stephen has begun potty training. I really wasn't ready to begin it yet...but he is a big boy and wants to prove it! The only thing is; I have to remind him over and over and over..."Go potty or you'll wet your pants; Go potty or you'll make a mess on the floor; Don't you hide and go potty!"

We have heard similar verses to these before. God is telling us..."Write these down, so you'll remember. Keep my commandments so you will keep in fellowship with me. Don't sin and try to hide it from me!"

Now read Proverbs 7: 6-23

Today we re-visit the prostitute again. This time she is even dressed as a 'harlot'. At least my version says so. She is loud, rebellious, brazen....this time she is easily spotted as sinful. Yet he follows her anyway. And ends up dead.

Read Proverbs 7:24-27

We spent quite a bit of time discussing Friday's post. But I think the thing that we can all carry away from that discussion is that the Holy Spirit will convict you when you need to be convicted; and it may not be at the same time or same way another person is convicted.

These verses kind of wrap it up...keep on that straight and narrow path. Remember...it is very very narrow. Most will stray off of it. Keep your eye on Christ and you will be fine.

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This reminds me...I did have someone interested in reading Pilgrims Progress along with me. It truly is a very very good book. If you are interested in doing a read-along (once again, slow progress here, we would not read it very quickly) please comment below. I would probably set it up that we read so much a week and discuss it on Saturdays.

6 comments:

Cyndi said...

I would like to read the book, but I need to get one first. And I am slow too.

Tonya said...

I bet Wyatt or Rob or someone has it Cyndi so that you don't need to buy it. Maybe even in the church library.

Belinda said...

I'm late to the party today girls....

After all the warnings about prostitutes, you would think that young man would get it by now! LOL.

WE often forget that sometimes turning to sin has terrible consequences. Not only for us but for those who love us. It seems so alluring and may satisfy for the moment, but in the end, it can cause the end of life as we know it, if not literally.

I'm all for the read-a-long. Gotta get my book first though. Did you have a target date?

Tonya said...

How about starting in September? Lets start the second week. Holiday weekends are never a good time to start something new.

Snoodles said...

I think I have that on my bookshelf! That's what comes of being a book collector! LOL
Something that really stood out for me when I read this section...keep His Law as the "apple of my eye"....I know I'm guilty of NOT doing this. We use this phrase about our children, our grandchildren (I'm still hoping!) and even our sewing machines! But do we make His Word the apple of our eye? Do we cherish it? I really need to work harder at treating my time in His word as a privilege, and a treasured time. What a nudge from the Scripture...

Tonya said...

Oh, Jacque you are so right! We hold so many more things in higher priority! Good point!