10/06/2010

A Hollywood script from the Bible


  • My hope and goal (achievable or not) is to post an overview or synopsis of one chapter of the Bible daily.

  • Since there are 1,189 chapters in the Bible, this should take four years (3.3 years).

  • Last month I began sending out the 1 chapter overview/synopsis via email and covered all 16 chapters of 1 Corinthains, and the first 6 chapters of Proverbs.

  • I am continueing today with Proverbs 7:1-27.

  • My primary reference sources for Proverbs are the commentary by Derek Kidner, an Old Testament scholar, and the ESV Study Bible.
7:1-27 The argument against sexual seduction is presented dramatically and graphically, almost like a contemporary Hollywood movie. (It resembles Proverbs 6:20-35).


7:1-5 The best advice is useless against "irresistible" sexual temptation unless it is thoroughly taken to heart and translated to one's personal life habits (1-5). We should care for this as we care for "the apple (pupil) of your eye" (2), and "write them on the tablet of your heart" (3).


7:6-23 A young man ruled by his sex hormones is mince meat before his seductress.
  • The victim (6-9).

  • The huntress (10-12).

  • The tactics (13-21). Isn't verse 13 just like Hollywood?

  • The kill (22,23).
7:24-27 Epilogue: What to do?
  1. Guard your heart (25a; 4:23).

  2. Keep away from her, literally (25b).

  3. Look past her sexuality to the consequences, casualties, chamber of death (26,27).