He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil. - Proverbs 16:30
More two liners today.
"Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed." Is that a promise? I think a lot of people commit what they do to God, and it doesn't always work out.
"Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the Lord a man avoids evil." So we have to love, and fear God at the same time? I have a hard time loving something I'm terrified of.
"When a king's face brightens, it means life; his favor is like a rain cloud in spring." Says the king of Israel. We might have a bit of a biased opinion of kings here.
Before I go on to the next one, I thought I'd mention that Solomon is starting to repeat word for word a lot of these one liners. I just wanted you to feel my pain. Moving on.
"He who winks with his eye is plotting perversity; he who purses his lips is bent on evil." This is a bit of a repeat, but it's just too hilarious to pass up. I can attest that I have never winked at anyone with thoughts of perversity. I'm fairly certain that nobody thinks of a wink as sexual any more. The only time I've ever winked at someone was to make them go along with a joke I was playing on someone. Also, I'm sure that nobody in the last 2000 years has pursed their lips when they were bent on evil. Worst. Supervillain. Ever. Way to be culturally irrelevant, bible.
"Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life." I'll use this when I want to suck up to my parents.
"The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord." When you go to the casino, God wants the house to win.
"If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house." I realize I'm getting a little ahead of myself here, but what happened to "turn the other cheek"? Solomon is saying you must repay evil with evil? No forgiveness there.
"A fool's lips bring him strife, and his mouth invites a beating." I guess Solomon beats up stupid people in his spare time. Nice guy.
"The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit." I've never heard of the much sought after tongue-fruit. I certainly hope this is a metaphor (albeit a weird one).
The small Seattle suburb of Renton, Washington has organized a group of "prayer warriors". What is the demon they fight? The dreaded incoming strip club!
"When we allow something like this into our city, we're basically saying women can be objectified; they're pieces of meet to be looked at", said one of the warriors. First I have to applaud the editor of this local Seattle newspaper, that would be "meat" not "meet". I don't think that one strip club in a town reflects the opinion of the entire town. What does a strip club need to stay open, 100 people a night? That's about 1/10th of one percent of the towns population. Not to mention that nobody is being forced to be a patron of the strip club, or work at the strip club.
But here's the best quote of the night "If you put temptation in front of people, it's easier for them to give in to that temptation." Yes, because I'm sure those men never have temptations to see naked women without a strip club in town. Obviously if your town is as pure as you think, the strip club will promptly go out of business.
(via Seattle PI)