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Saturday bonus

Over here at into the Bible Saturday is a day of grace.  It’s a day to catch up if you’ve fallen behind, or to re-read some of your notes from during the week and ask yourself ‘how has my life with God gone this week?’ or to put it in another way ‘how did reading/contemplating this affect my life as a Christian?’ If you feel like sharing what looking back at this week opens up to you feel free to add a comment.

For me this Saturday morning left me feeling a bit bereft – I was hungry for more of the Word. So I dipped into Proverbs over breakfast and looked at Proverbs 9. It’s interested how folly is personified as a woman isn’t it? Are we women exceptionally foolish I wonder? I read this first in NLT today (still reviewing the transformation Bible) but then skipped over to the Message because I love the refreshing way scriptures are put there.

Both the NIV and NLT are more circumspect … and so the way the end of Proverbs 9 is put in the Message was a real shock

The woman named Folly is brash.
She is ignorant and doesn’t know it.
She sits in her doorway
on the heights overlooking the city.
She calls out to men going by
who are minding their own business.
“Come in with me,” she urges the simple.
To those who lack good judgment, she says,
“Stolen water is refreshing;
food eaten in secret tastes the best!”
But little do they know that the dead are there.
Her guests are in the depths of the grave.

Call me naive but I’d never read this passage this way before!

Have a blessed weekend, see you all back here on Monday when we dive into Matthew 2!


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