Friday, March 28, 2008

A Riddle and A Proverb or Two

Second Kings 14:9 And Jehoash king of Israel sent to Amaziah king of Judah, saying: "The thorn bush which was in Lebanon sent to the cedar which was in Lebanon, saying, 'Give your daughter to my son in marriage.' But there passed by a wild beast that was in Lebanon, and trampled the thorn bush.

Proverbs 15:19 The way of the sluggard is as a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a highway.

Proverbs 22:5 Thorns and snares are in the way of the perverse, He who guards himself will be far from them.

(why does the victim mentality jump out at me from those two proverbs?)

Proverbs 26:9 Like a thorn which falls into the hand of a drunkard, so is a proverb in the mouth of fools.

(Again, is it just me or God's sense of humor---when was the last time a thorn just fell into your hand??)

Song of Solomon 2:2 Like a lily among the thorns, so is my darling among the maidens.

(beautiful? arresting? prickly? Or, as the Veggie Tales might say, "sounds sticky". And here at Easter, none of those Easter lilies had thorns...could this be a foreshadowing?)

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