Proverbs 11:20-22 They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the LORD: but such as are upright in their way are his delight. Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished: but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered. As a jewel of gold in a swine’s snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion.
I was walking down the street the other day, and saw a woman walking her dog. This was not so strange, except for the fact that the dog had on a sweater. Now it may have just been me, but it seemed like the dog was really moving fast, and kept looking left to right, right to left, as if to say, “I sure hope none of my dog friends see me dressed this way.”
Now I know, some of you dress your dogs this way, and I guess if it makes you happy to dress up your dog as children do their dolls, it never hurts anything. There actually might be some good to it if it’s really cold out or something. However, one thing we need to remember is this, under that sweet little cardigan, there is still a dog. You can paint their toenails a rainbow of colors, give them a cute hair cut which often cost more than your hair cut did, and put ribbons in their hair. However, at the end of the day, they’re still dogs.
What’s the point in all this? People are very much the same way. You can dress up the outside, and clean up real nice. You might say all the right things, and even go to all the right places. Nevertheless, if you have never accepted Jesus as your Saviour, under all that, you’re still lost.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
The word froward means crooked or perverse. It’s referring to someone who is a fraud, or phony. The meaning of the word abomination is something disgusting, or the same as to make one sick. If you put them together you see people pretending to love the Lord when their life shows they don’t, makes God sick. Just as we bathe to wash of the grime of this world, we should also examine ourselves, and ask for the washing of God’s grace from all sin, to be sure we don’t stink before Him.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
2 Kings 22 – 25 / Proverbs 11:20-22
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2 Samuel 7-10 / Luke 23:27-56
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