Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Proverbs 6

Proverbs 6:1 explains that the person is liable for financial obligations of another.

v.2-The person makes too many promises and is committed to too many things

v.3 says "deliver yourself" which means get released from the obligation.

v.6-19 talks about how the person should shun laziness.

v.6-8 Ant-mentioned only here and in Proverbs 30:25 in the Bible. It has no physically present leader, yet it works with initiative, diligence, and foresight which is in contrast to the sluggard.

v.9 Sluggard- slothful person. Does not begin things as seen because it says- "when will you arise from your sleep?" and "how long will you lie down?"

v.12-13 Body language- What I am saying has another meaning to it. Express dishonesty attributed to crooked speech.

A worthless person is a wicked man.
.Perverse mouth, winks with eyes, signals with his feet
.Points with his fingers, perversity in his heart continually, devises evil, who spreads strife. Calamity will come suddenly.
.Instantly he will be broken and there will be no healing

v.16-19 Poetic emphasis. God hates the sin but loves the sinner. These aren't sins, they are sinners. Got hates the wicked. Makes grace all the more amazing. Christ died for sinners, not just sin.

v. 20-35 The theme of this section is the seventh commandment.

v. 21 Bind them continually on you heart. Always remember these things in your thoughts and heart.

v.22 Let them guide on your way through life. Always on your mind.

v.23 Commandment is described as a lamp. The teaching is the light coming forth from the lamp. Reproofs for discipline is the way of life.

v.24 Evil woman- adulteress- who has a smooth tongue.

v.25 Do not desire it and let it capture you. This is the first step that leads to adultery.

v.27-29 It is impossible to engage in adultery without suffering consequences for the actions they have done. Those who commit adultery will not go unpunished. It may not occur right away but they will get caught one day...

v.32 The one who commits adultery lacks no sense.

v.30-35 With a thief, they are able to repay for what he has stolen and paid more than that an extra amount on top of that. With an adulterer it is not possible to pay the person back. That person will always be jealous and never satisfied because you took that away from him.

This is what I have learned from Proverbs 6.

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