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Proverbs 3: 1 -10 Trusting the Lord with All Your heart.
Proverbs Old Testament Wisdom Literature Ancient: about 3, 000 years old. Very practical.
Proverbs 3: 1 -10 ODD Verses: Condition/Imperative. EVEN Verses: Result.
Proverbs 3: 1 -2 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; Deuteronomy 8: 11– 14 “Beware that you do not For length days life And forget the Lof ORD yourand Godyears by not of keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His peace they will add to you. statutes which I am commanding you today; otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have Do the Proverbs promise too much? multiplies, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Proverbs 3: 3 -4 Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man.
Proverbs 3: 5 -6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. Proverbs 14: 12 There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.
Proverbs 3: 7 -8 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 26: 12 Wise in his own eyes. Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than. Even for him. Wiser Wisest in his own eyes.
Proverbs 3: 9 -10 Honor the LORD from your wealth And from the first 12: 41– 44 of all your produce; Mark Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds Sodropped your barns be filled plentyput And in theirwill money. Manywith rich people in large amounts. Then a poor your vats will overflow withwidow new came wine. and dropped in two small coins. Jesus called his disciples to him and said, “I tell you the truth, this poor widow has given more than all the others who are making contributions. For they gave a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she had to live on. ”
Does Proverbs promise too much? Job? Jesus? Long life? Good reputation? Smooth Path? None of this is true for Physical well-being? Jesus! Wealth?
Understand the Proverbs 1. Proverbs are not naïve or just “spinning” the truth. 2. Proverbs are general statements which are true most of the time. 3. Proverbs Some proverbs 15: 1 depend on the situation. Proverbs 26: 4– 5 4. ASome proverbs makeanger, sense but withharsh a gentle answeronly deflects Do not answer a fool according to his folly, Or you long-term view. words flare. will alsomake be liketempers him. Answer a fool as his folly deserves, That he not be wise in his own eyes.
Consider the Long Term Job Jesus Long life? Good reputation? Smooth Path? Physical well-being? Wealth? Turns out these did all apply in the long term!
Consider the Long Term Psalm 49 “I listen carefully to many proverbs and solve riddles with inspiration from a harp. Why should I fear when trouble comes, when enemies surround me? They trust in their wealth and boast of great riches. Yet they cannot redeem themselves from death by paying a ransom to God. Redemption does not come so easily, for no one can ever pay enough to live forever and never see the grave.
Consider the Long Term Psalm 49 The grave is their eternal home, where they will stay forever. They may name their estates after themselves, but their fame will not last. They will die, just like animals. This is the fate of fools, though they are remembered as being wise.
Consider the Long Term Psalm 49 “No man shall see God and live. But I shall not Sotilldon’t dismayed when the seen wicked live I seebe God. And when I have him, grownever rich and I shall die” their homes become ever more splendid. Their wealth will not follow – them John Donne the grave. . . They will papers, die like all “Someinto day you will read in the 'D. L. before them and never again see the light Moody of East Northfield is dead. ' Don't you of day. People who boast of their wealth believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be Better question: don’t understand; they will die, just like more alive than I am. God now. ” Does promise too animals. ” much? – DL Moody