Devotional Readings

A little butter…..

Butter and Honey can be used as a positive illustration. We find this in Isaiah’s prophesy of the birth of Jesus.

Isa 7:14    Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Isa 7:15    Butter and honey shall he eat, that he may know to refuse the evil, and choose the good.

But today’s residing eludes to another inevitable consequence. Can we see this applied in our our own lives, or in our political world today. Does this even appear in the working of the induced “crisis” or the dialectic? Politically dividing the the we, them sides?
Pro 30:33    Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter, and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife.

Proverbs 30:33 Gill

Surely the churning of milk bringeth forth butter,…. Or the pressing of it. This is a thing well known and certain, that of milk, when pressed out of the udder, and put into a churn, and there is shook together, by a constant violent agitation or motion, called churning, butter is produced; and cheese is sometimes called pressed milk (y), and is pressed with the runnet, and by the hand also(z);

and the wringing of the nose bringeth forth blood: a too violent compression of it, or forcible blowing of it, in order to purge it from any impurity in it; instead of doing which it may break the tender skin, and bring forth blood, which may be of bad consequence;

so the forcing of wrath bringeth forth strife; irritating the passions of men, and provoking them by scurrilous and reproachful words to wrath and anger, produce contentions, feuds, and lawsuits, which are not soon and easily ended; and therefore such a conduct should be carefully avoided. The same word is used in the three clauses, and signifies pressing, squeezing, forcing.

(y) “Pressi copia lactis”, Virgil. Bucolic. eclog. 1. v. 82. “Et lactia massa coacti”, Ovid. Metamorph. l. 8. v. 666. (z) “Causem bubulum manu presssum”, Sueton. in Octav. c. 76.

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