Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 10 – 20170412

Proverbs 10:2  "Treasures of wickedness profit nothing..." Ill-gotten gain never satisfies.  As Paul mentions in 1 Corinthians 13, without love or Christ by implication, having or doing anything profits you nothing.  The universe is God's.  Why would we think that doing anything contrary to Him could stand or even matter? 3  "...the righteous soul..." Righteousness …

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Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 9 – 20170410

Proverbs 9:1  "Wisdom has built her house..." Seems to me to be a continuation of chapter 8.  Description and narrative of wisdom.  Will also contrast Godly wisdom with earthly foolishness. 2  "...seven pillars" I get the number seven being referenced as whole or complete, but I wondered about the pillars, was there some great significance.  …

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Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 8 – 20170407

Proverbs 8:1  "Does not wisdom cry out..." Voice of wisdom.  Calling to us.  God gives us a way out of temptation, a warning of bad choices.  It's up to us to listen and heed what He says. 11  "...wisdom is better than rubies..." Having riches solves nothing.  You still have to have the wisdom to …

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Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 7 – 20170405

Proverbs 7:1-5  "My son, keep my words..." Yet another admonition to rely on wisdom to keep oneself from adultery.  More specifically, the immoral woman.  This one portrays her as something of a predator. 6  "...I looked through my lattice..." Sounds like a scene from a Jimmy Stewart movie.  Watching the action from his window. 8  …

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Bible Study Notes on Proverbs 6 – 20170403

Proverbs 6:1-5  "...if you become surety for your friend...You are snared by the words of your mouth..." Becoming surety for an unsecured or uncollateralized debt.  Quite a bit of urgency for this situation.  With our lax view on financial responsibility today, we probably can't see that urgency as Solomon did.  With no financial institutions or …

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