A Pig’s Snout

As I focus on a “no dairy, no sugar” fast, (2022, my fifth year) I want to do it for all the right reasons.

The Scarlett Road

Every visit to the farm is an interesting spectacle to a pig’s life, not to mention, SMELL! And understanding Jewish law concerning pigs, paints a thought-provoking picture. Especially challenging is Proverbs 11:22:

“As a ring of gold in a swine’s snout So is a beautiful woman who lacks discretion”

Dan Phillips explains it this way:

The mental image is that of looking at a lovely, sparkling gold ring, admiring a twinkling in the sun—then seeing that it is in a pig’s snout. Wasted! Misplaced! Thus, Solomon says, is a lady with a beautiful outside and nothing going on inside.

Phillips translates “discretion” as “good taste.” …the ability to discern, to judge, to distinguish among “flavors” of good and evil, of wisdom and folly.

He goes on to say:

The picture is not simply of a pretty woman without a lot in the area of native IQ…. She is not simply…

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