The 'BARKING OWL' always has something to say, and like the feathered version, can be either WISE...............or ANNOYING!

Friday, April 8, 2016

G is for GUARD and G is for GALL

Am I saying that we should GUARD our GALL?  I don't think so!
But these are the two G words I found in the Bible's book of Proverbs for today's post in the April A to Z Challenge.

Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.

Proverbs 4:23

How simple. And how profound. There is nothing else I can add to this verse to flesh it out. Except to say, don't bother to GUARD your GALL; GUARD your heart.

When does something as sweet as honey become vile and bitter? No this is not a riddle, but the answer is found in the middle of the passage below.

My son, pay attention to my wisdom,
turn your ear to my words of insight,
that you may maintain discretion
and your lips may preserve knowledge.
For the lips of the adulterous woman drip honey,
and her speech is smoother than oil;
but in the end she is bitter as gall,
sharp as a double-edged sword.
Her feet go down to death;
her steps lead straight to the grave.
She gives no thought to the way of life;
her paths wander aimlessly, but she does not know it.
Proverbs 5:1-6
Quitting on God, or separating oneself from the good bonds of fellowship with one's Creator, will only lead to the worst form of sorrow and despair. There is no need to pound the podium and speak of fire and brimstone here; it is enough to warn of the simple tragedies.
Consider having your mouth taste only bitterness. And to recline, but only on a sharp doubled-edged sword. Every step leads only toward death, and only after tangentially touching upon wayward and darkened attractions along the way. What a hell we must by default choose, if we deliberately forsake our God.

"Open the eyes of my heart Lord, that I may see you."

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