Here’s another good example of bad exegesis, where scripture gets twisted beyond its primary intent. This one is original with me. (Just shows how warped a creative mind can be if it tries hard enough.) Please remember that this is intended to be read with tongue firmly planted in cheek, but I do enjoy needling my sisters in Christ with this just for fun.
Years ago, I wondered if it was proper for men or women to dance in church. I searched the scriptures diligently. My seeking was not in vain. When I found Psalm 68:16 which reads, “Why leap ye, ye high hills?” I realized that it was at least improper for women to do so. We note that the Psalmist clearly delineates between men and women by using the phrase “high hills.” Men don’t wear high heels. Women do. So women should not be dancing (use of “leap” here).
This intrigued me as to another question I had about women wearing those awful contraptions to begin with. So, I did a further study. I found a jewel of a scripture, Psalm 104:18 which states, “The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats.” Wow! Is that clear or what? We know that women take great care in their selection of clothing, and this can be a type of refuge for them. But there is no mistaking the clear intent of scripture here: only a woman who is a “wild goat” would wear high heels.
If there is any question about that, I would refer you to Matthew 25 where Jesus says that the goats will be separated from the sheep.
So, from a careful study of scripture, I learned that women should neither dance in church or wear those wicked high heels!
PS – Please do NOT quote to me Proverbs 8:1-2 in the NEW KJV which says that wisdom takes her stand upon the high hill! This is not the original Hebrew of the OLD KJV!