"A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold rig in a pig's snout."
Not meaning to overkill a subject (which I am prone to do).................. But! Piggy-backing off of yesterday's post.... while I was studying something else entirely I ran across a verse that surprisingly had "taste" hidden inside it... It was interesting to me and a bit humorous. I thought I'd share.......
Ps 119:66-68 says, "Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed Thy commandments. Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept Thy word. Thou art good, and doest good; teach me Thy statutes."
The word judgment in "Teach me good judgment..." is ta'am in the Hebrew. It means:
- flavor of food
Wow. Teach me good judgment..... teach me good decisions..... teach me good behavior...... teach me good understanding..... teach me good discretion..... teach me good reason.......... teach me good taste!
Because, as the writer insinuates, I have strayed and was afflicted (because of my wandering), and since I've returned I have realized that You are good, You do good, Your commands are good, and I need Your statutes!
So... teach me good judgment, teach me good taste, teach me Your word, to keep me again from straying and from affliction, because, like I said, YOU ARE GOOD! (And can we add? I'm a wreck, a mess, wretched, I live in affliction from bad choices without it!)
('Teach me good judgment, teach me good taste'...... Example (as in yesterday's blog) "Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed [happy!] is the man who takes refuge in Him!")
Ah.... we have great need to be taught! Let me give you a prime example of why. Proverbs 11:22 very vividly gives us the greatest visual to prove it. It says, "As a jewel in a swine's snout, so is a fair woman which is without discretion." (Discretion here is our word ta'am, judgment, taste, etc.)
Another version reads, "Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful woman who shows no discretion."
Another, "A beautiful woman who lacks discretion is like a gold rig in a pig's snout."
Perhaps my favorite, "Like a gold ring in a pig's snout is a beautiful face on an empty head."
Okay............ so there's my humor for the day. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. I had better get back to my studying... and while at it, I'll ask to be taught by my Father and ask Him to give me a greater taste for more of Him and His wisdom!
Man, just looking at that picture, I think I've seen that look..... I know that look...... I've worn that look! And honestly, it's not a fascinatingly attractive look on any human body! Hmmm... What was it basically that God was saying? Basically: A beautiful woman without taste looks about as ridiculous as a pig sporting a gold ring in her snout. It's crazy... and perhaps a bit embarrassing!