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27 September 2017

 

Proverbs 1 - Part II
The Voice of Wisdom

 

In the Part I study was identified that the purpose for the Proverbs is to enable those with ears to hear, to know wisdom and instruction; to perceive words of understanding, and therefore, increase our learning of spiritual concepts which lead to a spiritual life. In order to do this, we must understand the words of the wise, their riddles and proverbs. Jesus taught the people using proverbs/parables, as foretold in the O.T., Matthew 13:34-35, Psalms 78:2; and he expects those with ears to hear to understand them, Mark 4:13. Metaphorically, Jesus is the word of God, John 1:1, and the power and wisdom of God, 1Corinthians 1:24. The Father has made him to us - wisdom, righteousness, purification and redemption, 1Corinthians 1:30.

Read Proverbs 1:20-22:
1. As a metaphor, what does wisdom represent? 1Corinthians 1:24; Luke 11:49; Revelation 5:12
{when the scriptures say that the Son of God is the Word, Wisdom & Power of God, it means that God has given those capabilities to the Son who manifests & teaches them to mankind, Isaiah 11:1-2; Jeremiah 23:5-6; Matthew 28:18.}

2. What does it mean that wisdom cries in the openings of the gates, in the city? Proverbs 8:1-4; John 7:37-39; Revelation 3:20
Gates: Psalms 24:7; 118:19-20 (Proverbs 31:23 place of decisions & entry to the city, Ruth 4:1-8; Deuteronomy 16:18)
City: Proverbs 18:11 (wealth/riches = knowledge, Proverbs 14:24, 18); Proverbs 25:28; Jeremiah 1:18
{Figuratively a city is a mind. Streets, KJ; square, NIV; broad places, RV - represent the open places in your city. The spiritual wall, built of stones, is a collection of beliefs that guide & keep you in the way of salvation, cf Isaiah 60:18. The gates in/out of your city are the eyes, ears, nose & mouth; the gates of God into which we enter are His understanding, eyes, and the word He gives, breath of His mouth - i.e. His spirit.”}

3. Spiritually, what type people do the three entities in verse 22 represent?
Simple ones: Psalms 19:7; 119:130 a simple one does not have God’s knowledge.
Scorners: Psalms 1:1 related to the ungodly; 119:51 are proud/arrogant; Proverbs 14:6; 15:12
Fools: verse 22 - hates God’s knowledge; Proverbs 10:18 - hides hatred with lies, slanders; 26:7 - does not understand parables; Ecclesiastes 2:14 - walks in darkness

Read Proverbs 1:24-33:
4. In verse 26, How does Wisdom laugh and mock the wicked? 1Kings 18:17-18 (workers of God blamed for calamities); verses 24-27 (the prophets, or testimony of God through His people mock the evil).

4a. Why does tribulation come upon the wicked? Proverbs 1:28-32

4b. Who are those who dwell safely and are at ease from the fear of evil? Proverbs 1:33

 

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