Proverbs and Perverbs: Truth And Twisted Truth

The other day I heard someone say the word “Proverbs”, but what I thought I heard them say was “Perverbs”. That got me thinking, if there is sound wisdom in the Proverbs, then there is such a  thing in this world as perverted wisdom that we could call “perverbs”. These are accepted sayings and cultural creeds that I believe Satan uses to sell lies to a gullible world. So here’s my take on a few Proverb/Perverb paradigms that I saw in the first bit of the book of Proverbs. There are many more, and I might post some other comparisons soon. I hope this is fun exercise in laughing at Satan. Sometimes he needs to be called out, exposed, and mocked.

 

Proverb: The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.  - Proverbs 1:7

Perverb: The fear of the LORD is oppressive and toxic; the wise question everything and trust no one. 

 

Proverb: Hear, my son, your father's instruction, and forsake not your mother's teaching, for they are a graceful garland for your head and pendants for your neck.  - Proverbs 1:8-9

Perverb: Parents are old and don't know anything, their presence and protection has sheltered me from the "real world".  The traditions they taught are oppressive and the culture they raised me in is a stone around my neck. 

 

Proverb: "How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple? How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing and fools hate knowledge?  - Proverbs 1:22

Perverb: "How can anyone believe in a God who would act like that? Haven't they watched all the YouTube videos that prove that He doesn't exist?"

"The Bible is full of errors! I haven't read it myself, but my friend on Facebook posted a chart to prove it."

 

Proverb: For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity,  - Proverbs 2:6-7

Perverb: Widom comes from personal experience. Sometimes it's ok to make mistakes because you've got to get out there and make your own path and find your own truth. Don't be afraid to get hurt or hurt others.