Monday, July 26, 2010

Proverbs 8

Wisdom appeals to everyone to listen to her. They should listen to her(v.1-4).

She tells them to understand prudence(v.5).

Wisdom shall speak noble things. Her opening her lips will reveal right things(v.6).

Wisdom's mouth will utter truth. Wickedness is an abomination to wisdom's lip(v.7).

All her utterances of her mouth are in righteousness. Nothing crooked or perverted in them(the utterances)(v.8).

They are straightforward to him who understands and right to those who find knowledge(v.9).

Instruction is better than silver. Knowledge is better than gold(v.10).

Wisdom is better than jewels. All desirable things cannot compare to her(v.11).

Wisdom dwells with prudence. If you are wise than you will be prudent(v.12). You will also find knowledge and discretion.

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil. Wisdom hates pride, arrogance, the evil way, and the perverted mouth(v.13).

Counsel is mine and sound wisdom. She is understanding and power is hers(v.14).

Kings reign and rulers decree justice by/with using wisdom(v.15).

Princes rules and nobles judge rightly when using wisdom(v.16).

Wisdom loves those who love her. Those who diligently seek wisdom will find wisdom(v.17).

Enduring wealth and righteousness are with wisdom(v.18).

Her fruit and what she will yield is better than pure gold and the choicest silver(v.19).

Wisdom walks in the way/path of righteousness and justice(v.20).

Those who love her(hold her dear), she will endow/give wealth and their treasuries be made full(v.21).

The origin of wisdom(v.22-31).

Wisdom possessed by the Lord at the beginning of His way. Before His works of old. Before even the Earth was formed there was wisdom(v.22-29).

Wisdom was a master workman(v.30).

Rejoicing in the world, His earth, and having delight in the sons of men(v.31).

Wisdom again appeals to his sons to listen to him for if they do, if they keep Wisdom's way, they will be blessed(v.32).

Heed instruction and be wise; do not neglect it. Do not just toss it aside and think who cares what they say(v.33).

He who finds wisdom finds life. He/she who does this will find favor from the Lord(v.35).

He who sins against me injures himself. All those who hate me love death. This is beginning to sound more like wisdom is Christ. Those who hate me love death. Those who are rebellious and unrepentant will want to have nothing to do with Christ. They will hate Christ and his followers. They will be lost sinners, trying to entice others to follow their ways, on the path to destruction and away from Christ. Those people sometimes may have no knowledge that they are doing this because they cannot see that what they are doing is wrong. That is why we need to be alert, watchful, and helping our sisters/brothers in accountability and rebuking them so that they do not become enticed and trapped and snared in their friends, who are unbelievers and worldly, ways.

This is what I learned from Proverbs 8.

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