Monday, January 4, 2010

Proverbs 2

What I've learned....

Proverbs 2:6 says "For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding."

All we have to receive wisdom is to ask of God to give it to us. When we ask God then He will give to us wisdom and give it generously (in abundance)

This is seen in James 1:5 which says "But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him."

Proverbs 2:7 says "He stores up sound wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk in integrity,"

Shield of faith--This could be in reference to the same shield of faith in Ephesians.

Proverbs 2:10 "For wisdom will enter your heart And knowledge will be pleasant to your soul;"

This verse sounds like you can't be wise from the start. God must give you wisdom.

Proverbs 2:11-12 "Discretion will (A)guard you, Understanding will watch over you, To deliver you from the way of evil,From the man who speaks perverse things;"

Wisdom, discretion and understanding will be watching over you and help you not to fall into the ways of evil men.

It will also deliver you from the adulteress.

Proverbs 2:16-19 "To deliver you from the strange woman, From the adulteress who flatters with her words; 17 That leaves the companion of her youth And forgets the covenant of her God; 18 For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead; 19 None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life."rer

An adulteress is one who is a flatterer and unfaithful. This is breaking the seventh commandment which is "Do not commit adultery." People will follow her thinking that she will lead to pleasure. It might be pleasure for a while for them at the beginning but when they are caught in doing so... It leads to death.

This is what I've learned from reading Proverbs 2.

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