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Drink water from your own cistern…more widom here!

5 July, 2010

Today, first on ‘the menu’ is a ‘heavy meal for sensitive stomachs’… It’s may be hard for some to digest this particular dish. It’s main ingredient is main Commandment number 2 – Do unto others as you would have them do unto you, or Love your neighbor as yourself. Also commandments 10 and 7 (notice the first five is for GOD and the second five is for others? ‘hmmm’…treburn sat back in his chair and scractched his thickening beard and looked thoughtfully at the ceiling…

Of course some of my other dishes haven’t been that successful either…oh well…try again.
Not only is this ‘dish’ for everyone (personally and individually) in a literal sense but this could be speaking to us (as countries – but mainly and generally – America) in its secret dealings with other countries…might wanna read this…I dunno…
I DO know its gonna smush a few readers toes…sorry ahead of time, it’s a heavy dish, but it’s ‘good food’ for the soul. And it applies to men and women, and to not be ‘the adulteress’…

Proverbs 5

Warning Against Adultery

1 My son, pay attention to my wisdom, listen well to my words of insight,

2 that you may maintain discretion and your lips may preserve knowledge.

3 For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil;

4 but in the end she is bitter as gall, sharp as a double-edged sword.

5 Her feet go down to death; her steps lead straight to the grave. [a]

6 She gives no thought to the way of life; her paths are crooked, but she knows it not.

7 Now then, my sons, listen to me; do not turn aside from what I say.

8 Keep to a path far from her, do not go near the door of her house,

9 lest you give your best strength to others and your years to one who is cruel,

10 lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man’s house.

11 At the end of your life you will groan, when your flesh and body are spent.

12 You will say, “How I hated discipline! How my heart spurned correction!

13 I would not obey my teachers or listen to my instructors.

14 I have come to the brink of utter ruin in the midst of the whole assembly.”

15 Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well.

16 Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public squares?

17 Let them be yours alone, never to be shared with strangers.

18 May your fountain be blessed, and may you rejoice in the wife of your youth.

19 A loving doe, a graceful deer—may her breasts satisfy you always, may you ever be captivated by her love.

20 Why be captivated, my son, by an adulteress? Why embrace the bosom of another man’s wife?

21 For a man’s ways are in full view of the LORD, and he examines all his paths.

22 The evil deeds of a wicked man ensnare him; the cords of his sin hold him fast.

23 He will die for lack of discipline led astray by his own great folly.

Cheers!

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  1. 5 July, 2010 00:51

    Nice post! Another proverb, though I forget which one at the moment, reminds us that to even go near the adulteress’s house is dangerous, for “all who fell pray to her were strong men.” It’s not a question of our own strength, even how strong we are in God. If we get too close, she’ll woo us. Best to just take the extra block walk around and don’t get anywhere in firing range.

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    • 6 July, 2010 00:37

      Nice! I like the ‘passing by the firing range’ analogy 🙂
      Be blessed – prayers for ya’ and fam!
      Cheers!

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    • 7 July, 2010 09:05

      Heh you are soo right! I like the ‘firing range’ analogy too 🙂 Hope you are doing well… Cheers!

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