Friday, March 7, 2014

Proverbs 7

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Proverbs 7:1 "My son, keep my words, and lay up my commandments with thee."
Proverbs 7:2 "Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of thine eye."
Proverbs 7:3 "Bind them upon thy fingers, write them upon the table of thine heart."
Proverbs 7:4 "Say unto wisdom, Thou [art] my sister; and call understanding [thy] kinswoman:"
Proverbs 7:5 "That they may keep thee from the strange woman, from the stranger [which] flattereth with her words."
Again, we see here the father's love for the son in teaching him the ways of righteousness. It is just as important to remember them as it is to learn them.  Wisdom should become part of our very being. We have said before that wisdom is a gift of God to us and is in our inner most being. Understanding and wisdom go hand in hand.  This is a repeat of what we have been reading about the whorish woman. Perhaps the reason this is mentioned so many times is so that the young men will clearly remember these instructions.
Proverbs 7:21 "With her much fair speech she caused him to yield, with the flattering of her lips she forced him."
Proverbs 7:22 "He goeth after her straightway, as an ox goeth to the slaughter, or as a fool to the correction of the stocks;"
Proverbs 7:23 "Till a dart strike through his liver; as a bird hasteth to the snare, and knoweth not that it [is] for his life."
Proverbs 7:24 "Hearken unto me now therefore, O ye children, and attend to the words of my mouth."
Proverbs 7:25 "Let not thine heart decline to her ways, go not astray in her paths."
An ox has no idea that he is going to be killed, until it actually happens. This is the way of this foolish man here. He cannot see the destruction that lies ahead.   Here, again, is a warning not to go in unto a harlot. A wise heart would not fall into this trap. This is just a warning to stay away from this evil woman.
Proverbs 7:27 "Her house [is] the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death."
There is no heavenly home for these women or the men they trick unless they repent and turn from their wicked ways. Death and destruction await her and her victims.

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