Insights on Today's Reading
Proverbs 7 - In Solomon's reign there was peace in the land that led some people to look for excitement. All too often this search found "pleasure" in immorality. Solomon encourages young people to learn and obey the commands of God. Solomon then presented an account of a foolish young man looking for "adventure" and an immoral woman all to ready to oblige. He was likened to "an ox on its way to the slaughter!"
Proverbs 8 - Wisdom is personified as a wise woman in contrast to the immoral woman of chapter 7. This woman of wisdom calls for young people who are gullible to learn the lessons she teaches. At verse 22, Solomon speaks of One possessed by God in the beginning. This One's identity is presented in a way to point to Jesus Christ. He was with the Father as creation unfolded. All who find Him, vs. 35, fine life and favor with God.
Proverbs 9 - Wisdom, again, is seen as a woman who prepares shelter and sustenance to all who will turn to her. A wise man will accept her rebuke and learn from it while a fool will scoff at rebuke but end up in hell. Wisdom is found in the fear of the Lord and a person who grows in knowledge of the Holy One is filled with understanding, vs. 10.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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