Friday, November 2, 2007


Today in 'The Girl in the Mirror,' I just finished up. [It was a long day] The reading was Proverbs 2. And the main verses were 16 and 17. And it says, "To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words; Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of God." Proverbs 2 is a father writing to his son about wisdom, and what to keep away from. Because the subject of the book is women in Proverbs and kind of the good women against the bad women, today was about a wrong kind of woman. And this woman--

1} Flattereth her words. Or tried to make things sound better than they were.

2} Forsaketh the guide of her youth. Guide means God, so she forsaketh, which means abandoned or give up, God.

3} Forgetteth the covenant of God. And in the book it says she chose to forget.

Now, for the additional study she gave verses in James about wisdom true wisdom coming from God. In James 1:21-25 it talks about not only being a hearer, but a doer also. Well, in verses 23-24 it says, "For if any be a hearer of the word, and not doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was." Some one I have talked to gave the example of that like this. "It's like if you would look in the mirror before going shopping or out somewhere and seeing something on your face when you look in the mirror. (ex.--food) And then you leave the mirror without doing anything and choose to forget it is there and go out." Now, how many of us would do that?!?!?!?! But it is true, we often see ways that we are not reflecting God and ways we need to change, but we choose to forget them and go on our merry way.

I just figured I'd share that with you all! Hope you enjoyed it!!

1 comment:

Alyssa said...

wow that is a good example. amazing. It really puts things in their true light. Once again, thanks for sharing!