Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Proverbs 16: 27-30

If you don't recognize this building then you just don't watch enough tv. Actually I hate tv but I do have this thing for watching Dr. Doofenshmirtz (Phineus and Ferb). Now I doubt any of you spend your days rubbing your hands together, ready to plot your next sinister scheme.

Take a second now to read today's verses.
Let's take it apart verse by verse--housewife style:

Vs 27- "Hey, best friend, could you believe what so and so did at the PTA meeting the other night? I just cannot believe that. She had no right to cut our idea down like that. Let's get back at her for that and make her look stupid for a change." 

Vs 28--" Hey, best friend, it's me again. Did you hear about Betty Jo? Her teenager got knocked up by that Billy Bob kid. I knew it would happen. I bet she's embarrassed. Well she should be. I heard Mary Lou saying that she wanted to have a baby shower with our Sunday school class. A baby shower for an unwed mother? Scandalous!"

vs 29-- "Hey, Marge? This is me, your neighbor. Did you hear what that Jones family is planning to do? Yes a pool and an ugly chain link fence. I thought we should get up a neighborhood petition. Let's do something about it and fight them. I mean, I can hear the late night parties now. Can't you?..."

vs 30-- "I will not budge on this issue. I have told you that we've done it this way for ten years and I am not going to change just because you, Miss New to our Church, thinks it might be a better way."

Ah, Perry the Platypus. Quietly, meekly fighting evil schemes. 
Often those evil schemes begin right inside of our own hearts; sneaking up on us when we aren't aware.

I think this might be a good time to remind ourselves to put on the full armor of God.
You can find the passage in Ephesians 6:10-18. 


Belinda said...

I think if we are honest with ourselves, we have to admit, at one time or another, we've all been guilty of gossiping, stabbing people in the back, spreading rumors, doing what it takes to get our own way...Not something I'm proud of, but something I've been working on for quite some time. Behaving in a Christian manner is not easy, but it's worth it!

Snoodles said...

Oh, that last one is ever so true in some churches...sad to say. But then, churches are made up of humans, and we humans are not perfect, are we? This is a good reminder to get our own ducks in a row, and then we can help others, instead of just talking negatively about them!