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Proverb A Day, Proverb 7 [Prayer and Meditation]
Bible NKJV | 900 BC | Solomon

Posted on 05/07/2014 8:40:39 AM PDT by OneVike

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Proverb 7 (NKJV)
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The Wiles of a Harlot

0size="2">1 My son, keep my words,
00 And treasure my commands

within you.
0size="2">2 Keep my commands and live,
00 And my law as the apple of

your eye.
0size="2">3 Bind them on your fingers;
00 Write them on the tablet of

your heart.
0size="2">4 Say to wisdom, "You are my sister,";
00 And call understanding your

nearest kin,
0size="2">5 That they may keep you from the immoral woman,
00 From the seductress who

flatters with her words.

The Crafty Harlot

0size="2">6 For at the window of my house
00 I looked through my lattice,
0size="2">7 And saw among the simple,
00 I perceived among the

youths,
00 A young man devoid of

understanding,
0size="2">8 Passing along the street near her corner;
00 And he took the path to her

house
0size="2">9 In the twilight, in the evening,
00 In the black and dark night.
10 And there a woman met him,
00 With the attire of a harlot,

and a crafty heart.
11 She was loud and rebellious,
00 Her feet would not stay at

home.
12 At times she was outside, at

times in the open square,
00 Lurking at every corner.
13 So she caught him and kissed

him;
00 With an impudent face she

said to him:
14 "I have peace offerings with

me;
00 Today I have paid my vows.
15 So I came out to meet you,
00 Diligently to seek your face,
00 And I have found you.
16 I have spread my bed with

tapestry,
00 Colored coverings of

Egyptian linen.
17 I have perfumed my bed
00 With myrrh, aloes, and

cinnamon.
18 Come, let us take our fill of

love until morning;
00 Let us delight ourselves with

love.
19 For my husband is not at

home;
00 He has gone on a long

journey;
20 He has taken a bag of money

with him,
00 And will come home on the

appointed day.";

21 With her enticing speech she

caused him to yield,
00 With her flattering lips she

seduced him.
22 Immediately he went after her,

as an ox goes to the slaughter,
00 Or as a fool to the

correction of the stocks,
23 Till an arrow struck his liver.
00 As a bird hastens to the

snare,
00 He did not know it would

cost his life.

24 Now therefore, listen to me,

my children;
00 Pay attention to the words of

my mouth:
25 Do not let your heart turn aside

to her ways,
00 Do not stray into her paths;
26 For she has cast down many

wounded,
00 And all who were slain by

her were strong men.
27 Her house is the way to hell,
00 Descending to the chambers

of death.

The purpose of Writing the book of Proverbs by Solomon is to reveal

the mind of God in matters high and lofty and in common, ordinary, everyday

situations. It appears that no topic escaped King Solomon's attention. Matters

pertaining to personal conduct, sexual relations, business, wealth, charity,

ambition, discipline, debt, child-rearing, character, alcohol, politics, revenge,

and Godliness are among the many topics covered in this rich collection of

wise sayings.

Without wisdom, knowledge is nothing more than an accumulation of

raw facts, influenced by emotional feelings. Many highly educated people are

in positions of power in the United States, but very few of those educated

leaders have the wisdom needed to rule properly.

One can say that they have been educated well beyond their intelligence.

A cursory look at the court system will prove my point that knowledge

without wisdom will only lead to an immoral society that eventually

crumbles from within. Judges are supposed to be above the fray, and

immovable to emotions. Instead, the vast majority of judges today are

Godless individuals who are vacant of wisdom. So their rulings are totally

based upon emotional feelings.

We the people are to blame, because we ignored God';s guidance in

appointing our leaders. Instead of putting leaders full wisdom in power, we

instead chose those who would scratch our itchy ears to lead us.

Along with my daily routine of reading the Bible, I try to read through

the book of Proverbs once a Month. It's an easy task when you consider there

are 31 Proverbs. So all you need to know is what day of the Month it is. In

the Months that have 30 days, or in the case of February, I just double up by

reading more than one two proverb so I can begin the next month with

Proverb 1 on the first again.



TOPICS: Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science; Theology
KEYWORDS: bible; christ; god; proverbs

1 posted on 05/07/2014 8:40:39 AM PDT by OneVike
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Not quite sure what happened to the HTML on my Proverb. I am going to go back and see what I did wrong, but I cannot fix it now. It will be fixed before I post tomorrow's. God bless each and every one of you.
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2 posted on 05/07/2014 8:43:19 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: OneVike
Thank you. That is interesting, and it is the reason that I became skeptical of strangers who offer something for nothing.

One does not get anything for free. There is always a price, whether hidden or not. I walk away from "free" stuff.

As for the HTML, it looks as if you dropped your opening < on the first nine verses.
3 posted on 05/07/2014 10:48:32 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

I looked at my master sheet that has all the proverbs set with HTML I formulated, and somehow the first nine verses have an extra space, or line between the HTML and thus the problem. It’s fixed now. So next Month the problem will not reaccur.

I agree about freebies, nothing is free. Truth be told, those things that are claimed to be free, many times turn out to be the most expensive things in the long run.

When I see free, I instantly consider a credit card. Oh I do not pay today, I pay when the bill comes, and sometimes that bill becomes the gift that keeps on giving.....headaches,


4 posted on 05/07/2014 11:08:41 AM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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