Proverbs ch 3:19-23; Jehovah founded the earth in wisdom. He solidly established the heavens in discernment. 20; By his knowledge the watery deeps were divided,thus the cloudy skies could drip with dew. 21; My son do not lose sight of them. Safeguard practical wisdom and thinking ability. 22; They will give you life.and be adornment for your neck.23; Then you will walk on your way in safety. And your foot will never stumble.
To nights reading begins with Proverbs ch 3:13-18.
13. Happy is the man who finds wisdom,and the man who acquires discernment. 14..To gain it is better than gaining silver. And having it as profit is better than having Gold. 15.It is more precious than corals. Nothing you desire can compare to it. 16. Long life is in its right hand. Riches and glory,are in its left hand. 17. Its ways are pleasant,and all its paths are peaceful. 18. It is a tree of life to those who take hold of it. And those that keep firm hold will be called happy.
Proverbs ch 3:9-12
9. Honor Jehovah with your valuable, things,with the very best of all your things. 10 then your blessings will multiply,and you will gain much. 11 My son do not reject the training of Jehovah, and do not resent his admonitions. 12 For those he loves he corrects,Just as a father does his son, that is his joy.
Pro,ch 3:5-8. Trust in Jehovah with all your heart,and do not rely on your own understanding. 6. In all your ways take notice of him, and he will make your paths straight. 7. Do not become wise in your own eyes. Fear Jehovah and turn away from bad…8. It will be a healing to your body,and refreshment for your bones.
I was on a health sabbatical for many months. well enough now to begin the presentation of the Book of Proverbs . As before I encourage readers to refer to the Bible of your choice. Lets begin with Proverbs chapter 3,as we already have the first 2 chapters posted on this site.
Proverbs 3:1. My son,do not forget my teachings. and may your heart observe my commandments. 2, Because they will add many days and years of life and peace to you.3,Do not let your loyal love and faithfulness leave you. Tie them around your neck;Write them on the tablet of your heart. 4,Then you will find favor and good insight,in the eyes of God.
The Wisdom of Proverbs was written (circa) 2600 years ago. Yet the advice is valid and applicable, perhaps more so now then in any time in the course of the past 2600 years. That statement may to some be an exaggeration . But to those people with knowledge of human history and experiencing the past 70 years ,keenly watching the dramatic deterioration of the fundamental systems of civilization. The Proverbs of wisdom,are the best advice available in our times. T L Shuff