Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Prov. 22:17-24:34


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Proverbs Chapter Twenty-Two

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. Prov. 22:17 begins a collection called The Words of the Wise, which Solomon gathered and made a part of his knowledge.
    1. This collection of proverbs was apparently delivered by Solomon as a teacher to his pupils (Prov. 22:19-21).
    2. There are some 30 sayings in this collection from 22:17-24:22, and 4 more from 24:23-34.
  2. Human viewpoint sees vulnerable people as victims, but God sees vulnerable people as the objects of His care (Prov. 22:22-23; Ps. 68:5).
  3. Association with carnal believers and unbelievers is a snare for the believer (Prov. 22:24-25; 1st Cor. 15:33; 2nd Cor. 6:14-17).

Proverbs Chapter Twenty-Three

  1. Believers need to beware the seductive nature of prosperity (Prov. 23:1-3; Dan. 1:8).
  2. Believers need to have the proper orientation to temporal-life wealth (Prov. 23:4-5; 1st Tim. 6:17-19).
  3. Parents are pleased by children walking in the light (Prov. 23:15-16,22-25; 10:1; 3rd Jn. 4).
  4. Believers pursuing the Christian Way of Life should not envy the antichristian way of death (Prov. 23:17-21; 24:1-2).
  5. The final proverb of chapter 23 is a vivid description of drunkenness (Prov. 23:29-35).

Proverbs Chapter Twenty-Four

  1. A believer’s spiritual house is much more important than their physical house (Prov. 24:3-4).
  2. A believer’s spiritual strength is much more important than their physical strength, and he gains that wisdom/strength in the company of other believers (Prov. 24:5-6).
  3. Believers are charged to come to the aid of their fellow believers in their undeserved suffering (Prov. 24:11-12; Heb. 13:3; 10:34-36).
  4. A cat doesn’t actually have nine lives, but a righteous man falls seven times and rises again (Prov. 24:16).
  5. Believers should not rejoice in the calamity of others—even their enemies (Prov. 24:17-18; 17:5; Job 31:29; Obad. 1:12).
  6. Prov. 24:23-34 is the final section of Solomon’s composition (Prov. 10-24), and contains 4 more of his collected proverbs.
    1. Judge with righteous judgment (Prov. 24:23b-26).
    2. Have your priorities right (Prov. 24:27).
    3. Be a good neighbor (Prov. 24:28-29).
    4. Watch out for laziness (Prov. 24:30-34).