Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Proverbs 30:15-19

"There are 3 things that are never satisfied,
four that never say, 'Enough!'
The grave, the barren womb,
land, which is never satisfied with water,
and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'

The eye that mocks a father,
that scorns obedience to a mother,
will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley,
will be eaten by the vultures.

There are three things that are too amazing for me,
four that I do not understand:
the way of an eagle in the sky,
the way of a snake on a rock,
the way of a ship on the high seas,
and the way of a man with a maiden."

3 things . . . 4
This is a poetic way of saying the list is not complete.
Reread these 3 passages.
They really are points that deserve reflection.
Who would group the grave, a barren woman,
land and fire in one category?
Or an eagle, snake, a ship, and 2 people in love?
In the future, if I have to get Charlie or Libby's attention
about obeying their parents,
I may consider sharing this proverb,
"your eyes will be pecked out by the raven of the valley,
and will be eaten by the vultures if you don't obey!"

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