Sunday, February 07, 2010
Wisdom Project 2/7
Proverbs 7 - NIV
Proverbs 7 - ESV
Proverbs 7:1 ... My son, keep my words
and store up my commands within you.
Commentary on Proverbs 7:1-4
Solomon’s remedy for promiscuity is to know and obey the word of God. However out-dated and simplistic this may seem, the same is true in our age, where those being advocated – sex education, contraception, free love, etc. – have all failed. . .
Series of vivid comparisons.
(a) Keep them as you would treasure (v.1 – store).
(b) Keep them as you would your life (v.2a). Obedience to God’s Word is a matter of life, both its length and quality (4:20-23).
(c) Keep them as you would the tenderest part of your anatomy (v.2b), such as the pupil of the eye, which is sensitive to the slightest speck. We are to God as the apple of his eye (Deut. 32:10, Ps. 17:8, Zech. 2:8), so let his words be thus to us.
(d) Keep them as you would something precious to you personally, (v.3a) such as the ring on your finger, which may have monetary value, and will certainly have sentimental value.
(e) Keep them as you would those whom you are most fond of, like the friends whose name you cherish in your heart (v.3b).
(f) Keep them as you would the affection of a close relative (v.4). This means cultivating familiarity and intimacy with the Word, as if it were speaking personally to you (cf. 1:20f, 3:13-18). Keep his words like this and they will keep you from dangerous liaisons.
From: Paul Apple - Quoting Eric Lane, at the Precept website
3 John 8
WISDOM PROJECT: For this month, I will supply links to both the NIV and ESV versions of the chapter each day (Feb. 1 = Proverbs 1, etc.) in the post—both of which contain the audio.
And in the month of February a unique feature for the WP will be Commentaries on selected passages/verses from within the chapter for the day. And for the most part, these comments will be from links in the Online Bible Study Resources feature here on the 3 John 8 blog (scroll down in the column to the right to find the links).
Note to Proverbs class participants: this is the place where you should post your application comments for