“The Love Of Christ Jesus”/Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom: Warning Against Enticement

A Christ Filled Life – Getting To Know Jesus

I want to thank all of you who read this Blog.  I looked up the word “Blog” and I am sharing my experience of God’s Holy Word and am grateful for the opportunity.  I only recently understood Romans 12:19) Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine: I will repay, saith the Lord. Please bear with me: I saw a very violent movie (I like all kinds of movies) called “Death Sentence” with Kevin Bacon. His vengeance brought a terrible conclusion and it started me thinking about the Scripture. To avenge, no matter how just or how good it might feel, is a sin to God and we are in danger of the consequences. For God also tells us in Romans 12:21) Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good. A good reason to let it go and trust the Lord Jesus.

<em>”Exhortations to Embrace Wisdom:  Warning Against Enticement”, Proverbs 1:8) My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother:  9) For they shall be an ornament (an adding) of grace unto thy head, and chains about thy neck.  10) My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.  Ephesians 5:11.  11) If they say, Come with us, let us lay wait for blood, let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:  Jeremiah 5:26; Micah 7:2.  12) Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:  13) We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil:  14) Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse:  15) My son, walk not thou in the way with them; refrain thy foot from their path:  16) For their feet run to evil, and make hast to shed blood.  17) Surely in vain the net is spread in the sight of any bird.  18) And they lay wait for their own blood; they lurk privily for their own lives.  19) So are the ways of every one that is greedy of gain; which taketh away the life of the owners thereof.  2Kings 5:20-27; 1Timothy 6:10.     

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v8-9, The opening words of wisdom’s instruction come as an appeal from parents to their son (a generic term for child)–a theme that continues throughout the book. Both father and mother teach. v10-14, if sinners entice you: This is the first of several texts in which wisdom teaches by means of a story. v15-18, The parents speak words of caution. One step on this precipitous path is a step toward destruction. Spreading a net in the sight of the bird is fruitless. Yet the fool is less sensible than the bird. v19, it takes away the life: These words conclude this story and introduce a theme: The study of wisdom is a matter of life and death.

More to come and God Bless You.


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