06/10/2018 — Proverbs 22-24

As we read these chapters we denote that from Proverbs 22:17 through all of Proverbs 23-24 24 the verses are entitled “30 Sayings of the Wise.”  I did a bit of background seeking and really found nothing specific.  Commentators seemed to agree that these are, simply, 30 “wise sayings” as denoted by Solomon, inspired by the Holy Spirit.

However, I read a commentator’s thoughts on a Proverb that I think we have often heard quoted.  The wisdom contained in this Proverb is so practical and an answer to many of our world’s problems.

Proverbs 22:6  Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.

I think Coffman added an element that I had not considered that is really insightful & an insight into one of the reasons, as a nation, we have “come to where we are” in inter-family and inter-societal relations.

This identifies the proper instruction and discipline of one’s children as, “A religious duty.”  It should also be imposed as a legal obligation upon that vast army of godless, reprobate men who have fathered children, deserted their mothers, and avoided providing support.

 

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  • missliz

    Trying to catch up, I spent the afternoon in His Word, regretting the neglect because that’s always where I find peace in the end. Reading through the chapters in Proverbs, I am reminded that even before the creation on the world and all that it contains,the nature of God defines wisdom, the key to successful living. He constantly watches and determines if we are motivated by his wisdom. God does set the gold standard and is in control of his creation. I need to do a better job of thoughtfully considering his wisdom, thoughtfully applying it in my life and asking him for the gift of righteousness in my spirit.

    In chapter 24, I am reminded that while we are not of this world we are responsible to try and be the best stewards we can be of his creation, both of the world and it’s inhabitants.

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