Proverbs Chapters: 4-6
Updated: Apr 16
1 Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.
This chapter Starts out with King Solomon instructing the children of God to listen to their father in heaven and know his commandments and follow them. God will bless and extend the life of a believer who follows his law.
14 Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.
16 For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.
He then says to stay away from evil men and do not behave as they behave. He says they can not sleep unless they have done mischief. Their sleep is taken away unless they cause someone to fall. Have you ever met anyone like this? Someone who can not end their day unless they have made someone miserable. They literally have to treat someone bad or they can't sleep at night. There are a lot of these people out there in this day and age, nasty people who spread misery. Stay away from them. Fighting with them gets you no where, avoiding them is the only way to deal with these people.
He goes on to say, the path of the just is as a shining light, but the path of the wicked is darkness causing them to stumble. Isn't that the truth. When you walk in obedience with God he will guide you, but when you walk in darkness sooner or later you will stumble to your own peril.
20 My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.
21 Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.
Again God is instructs us to keep his word in our heart and our eyes on his word, and not on the things of this world, which can tempt us to do evil.
1 My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding:
2 That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge.
3 For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil:
4 But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a twoedged sword.
5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
This gets into some serious issues especially for men. King Solomon loved the ladies I mean really loved the ladies. He had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart 1 Kings 11:3. King Solomon got into real trouble from his lust for women. Many men can relate to this, I know I can. When we are led away of our own lusts we can stumble and fall far from God. This is a very costly mistake that can let the Devil in, along with the chastening of the Lord. Sexual sin is so pervasive in our society we often forget how bad it is. Friends, it is my belief that it has been a major cause of the moral decline of the United states. It was lust that led King Solomon away from God and into Satan worshipping and destroy the nation of Israel.
11 And thou mourn at the last, when thy flesh and thy body are consumed,
12 And say, How have I hated instruction, and my heart despised reproof;
13 And have not obeyed the voice of my teachers, nor inclined mine ear to them that instructed me!
The end of this wicked sinful life that so many lust after, is being consumed in hell. These people hate Gods law and enjoy their disobedience. Only in the end to regret all of it. He goes on to say love your wife and be passionate with her and you will be much happier, than going after strange women.
6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
7 Which having no guide, overseer, or ruler,
8 Provideth her meat in the summer, and gathereth her food in the harvest.
9 How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
This chapter starts out dealing with laziness. Something I have struggled with very much. God does not take kindly to Laziness and Idle hands. I have a real problem with this, please pray for me concerning this, thank you. He goes on to say that the poverty that follows will be your own fault if you choose to be lazy.
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
20 My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother:
Here God lays out the things he does not want us doing. The Lord hates pride, it is what got Lucifer cast out of heaven. Lying and murder have no place in Gods kingdom. As well as people that dream up wicked things to do to others and are quick to cause mischief. Also, people who spread slanderous lies about others and create problems with people. He then instructs young men to listen to their Godly parents and obey their rules. To keep them from evil women full of flattery.
25 Lust not after her beauty in thine heart; neither let her take thee with her eyelids.
26 For by means of a whorish woman a man is brought to a piece of bread: and the adulteress will hunt for the precious life.
He says that men who go after these women destroy their own soul. These men will not be spared in the day of vengeance.
I am not a Bible scholar by any means. I just wanted to share my thoughts on these chapters from the book of proverbs. Thanks for reading my Blog and I will leave you with the gospel.
I Corinthians 15
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: