IN JULY OF THIS 2020 YEAR, THE LORD GAVE ME A PROVERBS JOURNAL THAT ALLOWED ME TO READ A CHAPTER EACH DAY, AND THEN NOTE FROM THAT READING. BELOW WILL BE A LINK TO THE CHAPTER FOR EACH DAY, MY NOTES FOR THAT CHAPTER, AND SOME DAYS POETRY THAT HIS WORD INSPIRED ME TO WRITE AS WELL. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL AND STRENGTHENING JOURNEY.
THANKS GOD FOR THE MOMENTS! I LOVE YOU!
Proverbs, Chapter 6 (Click here to read for better understanding of the connection between the scripture and the notes they inspired below.)
Lord, We are to be careful what we vow or promise to others. Being a surety for someone is being a cosigner, or someone’s collateral. If we promise to pay something, we should keep the vow.
You do allow us to go and be honest with the one we promised, honest about not being able. But we are to honor what they decide. If they provide mercy, it is Your mercy. If they demand the vow to be kept, we are to do so to honor You. It will help us to learn. You also tell us when we commit a whoredom or adultery with someone that we are damaging our own souls. You warn us of the fury of vengeance.
Help me to be careful with my tongue, my word, my testimony, and my commitments. Help me to be good to my own soul. It belongs to You!
Your word in Proverbs 6 inspired this poem, Lord. It’s called Adultery Is Sure Jealousy.
Adultery Is Sure Jealousy
Surety, you are no friend.
You know my God does not want me to entertain you.
You know He warns against you.
You know you’re putting chains on me
If I were to give thought to you,
Or speak on your behalf.
No one can speak for you.
Only God can say,
“Have nothing to do with her.
Plead for release from her.
But if she insists the debt be paid,
BE DONE WITH HER!
THEN LEAVE HER ALONE!”
Jealousy is your friend.
She tries to flatter me.
She tries to convince me that “he” is worth it too.
After all, a woman’s jealousy is so much well known that
She is referenced for “her fury.”
No Surety. No Adultery. No Jealousy.
Only God! Only His wisdom!
Written by Gail Brookshire