Considering Proverbs 9:13-18

13 A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing. 14 For she sitteth at the door of her house, on a seat in the high places of the city, 15 To call passengers who go right on their ways: 16 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, sheContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:13-18”

Considering Proverbs 9:12

12 If thou be wise, thou shalt be wise for thyself: but if thou scornest, thou alone shalt bear it. I could be looking at the verse wrong, but this is how I read it: if you are wise, you do yourself good. If you scoff at wisdom, then you will bear your foolishness alone. PreviousContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:12”

Considering Proverbs 9:11

11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased. If we follow the wisdom and will of God, then generally, we can expect to live a long life when compared to a life lived outside of the wisdom and will of God. However, there are always twoContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:11”

Considering Proverbs 9:10 (Part 2)

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. What does it mean, “knowledge of the holy is understanding?” I looked up different translations of the verse above, and I think we were on the right track yesterday; the best kind of knowledge is the knowledge of HeContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:10 (Part 2)”

Considering Proverbs 9:10

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. How does fear of the Lord make one wise? There are many things in life that cause us to feel foolish, but I don’t think we will ever feel foolish when we trust in Jesus and do His will.Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:10”

Considering Proverbs 9:7-9

7 He that reproveth a scorner getteth to himself shame: and he that rebuketh a wicked man getteth himself a blot. 8 Reprove not a scorner, lest he hate thee: rebuke a wise man, and he will love thee. 9 Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and heContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:7-9”

Considering Proverbs 9:3-6

3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, 4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, 5 Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. 6 Forsake the foolish, and live; and go inContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:3-6”

Considering Proverbs 9:2

2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. If we think of the above scripture in terms of the faithful church—both as a collective and as the Christian individual—what might we consider? What should our table be furnished with? Jesus has the answer. John 6:47-62 47 Verily, verily,Continue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:2”

Considering Proverbs 9:1

Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: In previous Proverbs studies, we considered the differences between the strange woman and the wise woman and compared these two women to the faithful and unfaithful Christian church. As faithful Christians, what can we consider about the wisdom of Jesus when we readContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 9:1”

Considering Proverbs 8:32-36

32 Now therefore hearken unto me, O ye children: for blessed are they that keep my ways. 33 Hear instruction, and be wise, and refuse it not. 34 Blessed is the man that heareth me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors. 35 For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour ofContinue reading “Considering Proverbs 8:32-36”