In the Book of Proverbs, sluggards are always male and dripping taps are always female. This is not saying that these are universal truths, but are general failings of each sex. A general failing may not be someone’s particular failing! It’s for thoughtful self-evaluation. Verse 24 is so true for boys.
“The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, that one may turn away from the snares of death.”
In this we can clearly see God the Son – King Jesus – As the _wise teacher_. See Him preaching to the crowds or drawing aside with his close friends and explaining to them meaning and understanding.
And in Jesus being God’s word become flesh – He is both the WISE TEACHER and literally the FOUNTAIN OF LIFE.
And He is the power that with finality broke the snare of death.
So that in Him we could be wise!
So that in Him we could have the water of life!
So that in Him we could turn away from the snares of death!
It is good to remember the godly influences in our lives. Wisdom that may have come from our mothers, fathers, grandmas, grandpas, uncles or aunties or close family friends.
This is the church of God at work through the ages, pointing people to Jesus – Who is the fount of wisdom, choosing His wisdom as He patterned for us while here on earth.
Hallelujah – What a Saviour!
* Father God,
Praise You for Your wisdom!
Thank You that we can obtain it and share it!
Thank You that through Jesus we are able to turn away from the snares of death.