Family relationships, material possessions, work practices, education, personal discipline (eg of the tongue) and much more are covered in this chapter. Find one proverb that speaks to something happening in your life this week. Write it out!
“A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.”
Solomon now breaks into proverbs as most people would know them.
Wisdom vs Folly, THIS vs THAT.
"A wise son makes a glad father," - WISDOM
"... But a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother." - FOLLY
Each of these proverbs contains depth. You can unpack them, remembering them, as we read through the scriptures. Even as we might look through history, and most especially in our own experiences.
Turning to Jesus, we see that He took God’s word and went deeper than what most people knew or expected.
Jesus told many parables.
In a way a parable is like a bulked-up proverb. Showing in story the truth of wisdom and folly.
The parable of the Good Samaritan. The parable of the Sower. The parable of Lazarus and the Rich Man.
The beauty of these proverbs is that they are always able to be convicting AND encouraging.
So let us be people who seek after and listen to and walk obediently under God’s wisdom, like in the parable of the Bridesmaids, making sure we are prepared – SO THAT we are not found in the end _outside_ of the marriage feast, the door shut.
* Father God,
Oh Lord God, thank You for Your salvation, wrought in You the Son, our King Jesus.
Thank You that through His sacrifice, our redemption bought and paid for, our freedom won – We can join in the marriage feast of the Lamb!
Hallelujah, thank You Lord, what a Saviour You are!