Good people are taken under God’s special protection, and therein they may have an entire satisfaction. The end of sinners will be everlasting shame, the end of saints endless honour, v. 35. As God has prospered us in every thing, we must honour him. With all our increase. A precept which makes it our duty to serve God with our estates: Honour the Lord with thy substance. His exhortation, before, was to those that are rich and in prosperity, here to those that are poor and in adversity. 12:5 ), and calls it an exhortation which speaks unto us as unto children, with the authority and affection of a father. Who takes pains for it, as he does who draws ore out of the mine. Top. We are here in a world of troubles. He is the happy man who, having found it, makes it his own, gets both an interest in it and the possession of it, who draws out understanding (so the word it), that is, (1.) Or rather, [2.] of Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers ... Proverbs 3:35. 32:17 . (1.) 17 When you are wise, your life will be really good. Yes, the most valuable; life includes all good, and therefore she offers that in her right hand. Our law will allow a prescription for a modus decimandi—a mode of tithing, but none de non decimando—for exemption from paying tithes. Verses 7-12 We have here before us three exhortations, each of them enforced with a good reason:—I. True grace is that to the soul which the tree of life would have been, from which our first parents were shut out for eating of the forbidden tree. It is from God, and therefore must not be despised; for a slight put upon the messenger is an affront to him that sends him. I. Prospect of advantage is the spring and spur of industry; he therefore shows us how much it will be to our profit, laying this down for an unquestionable truth, Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, that true wisdom which consists in the knowledge and love of God, and an entire conformity to all the intentions of his truths, providences, and laws. It is a seed of immortality, a well of living waters, springing up to life eternal. That we must venture all in it, as a stock in trade, and be willing to part with all for it. 2. Proverbs 3 – Easy English Bible (EASY) – 1 Do not forget what I teach you, my son. It will be nourishing: It shall be health to thy navel. She is even more valuable than gold. We must neither despise it nor be weary of it. To fear the Lord, so as to depart from evil, is true wisdom and understanding (Job. Now observe,1. With our increase. And your life will be good. Do not forfeit these, but live up to them, and preserve thy interest in them; do not forget these, but live upon them, and take the comfort of them. 3 Do not let love go, and always do right things. Be not thus loth to part with thy money upon a good account. New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB1995) Bible Book List. If others want the necessary … We must sustain it (so some read it), must embrace it with all our might, as we do that which we would sustain. But you will not have to be afraid about bad things that might surprise you. We must keep up the fear of God because that is the way to be healthful (v. 7, v. 8). We must make a good use of our estates, and that is the way to increase them, v. 9, v. 10. He shall be owned as one of Wisdom’s children, and shall have praise with God, as one having that good understanding which is ascribed to all those that do his commandments. Proverbs 6:1-3 English Standard Version (ESV) ... creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of … Proverbs 3:5-6 English Standard Version ... creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. Cancel {{#items}} {{local_name}} {{/items}} Book. Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:. (3.) Proverbs 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides notes on all 66 books of the Bible, and contain more than 7,000 pages of material It is the way to be long-lived. 4. Grace to thy jaws (so the word is), grateful to thy taste and relish (so some); it shall infuse grace into all thou sayest (so others), shall furnish thee with acceptable words, which shall gain thee credit. V. We must hear afflictions well because that is the way to get good by them (v. 11, v. 12). Retail: $49.99. But he will tell him if his son has done something wrong. English Standard Version Update. Heavenly wisdom will procure that for us, and secure that to us, which silver, and gold, and rubies, will not be the purchase of.2. The heavenly bodies are vast, yet there is no flaw in them—numerous, yet no disorder in them—the motion rapid, yet no wear or tear; the depths of the sea are broken up, and thence come the waters beneath the firmament, and the clouds drop down the dews, the waters from above the firmament, and all this by the divine wisdom and knowledge; therefore happy is the man that finds wisdom, for he will thereby be thoroughly furnished for every good word and work. Proud member Proverbs 3:19. 4 Then God will be pleased and think well of you and so will everyone else. 2. 27 Do not refuse to do good things to those that need it. EASY . Proverbs 3 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this classic commentary, written in 2013, is Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures That they not only consist with, but flow from, covenant-love. Compare Judges 18:7, Judges 18:27. (Comp. We must honour God, (1.) It is the way to make a little much, and much more; it is the surest and safest method of thriving: So shall thy barns be filled with plenty. This he insists upon in four verses, the scope of which is to show that the effect of righteousness (which is the same with wisdom here) is quietness and assurance for ever, Isa. 19 The Lord, who is wise, made all the earth. (3.) And you will have money, and people will call you a great person. Proverbs 3:29. There is leanness in the soul, when the body is fed to the full, Ps. In their motions by day, v. 23. 116:7 . For our encouragement thus to live in the fear of God it is here promised (v. 8) that it shall be as serviceable even to the outward man as our necessary food. That it shall prove the way to be easy too, so that even the days of old age shall not be evil days, but days in which thou shalt have pleasure: Peace shall they be continually adding to thee. This chapter is one of the most excellent in all this book, both for argument to persuade us to be religious and for directions therein. But he is kind to people who have problems. Proverbs 3. 2. 6. Note, It is our duty to make our worldly estates serviceable to our religion, to use them and the interest we have by them for the promoting of religion, to do good to the poor with what we have and abound in all works of piety and charity, devising liberal things. Always be wise when you are choosing what to do. [2.] Bible Language English. Trust in the Lord with All Your Heart. And he will sometimes tell you that you have done wrong things. 4. In all our ways that prove cross and uncomfortable, and that are hedged up with thorns, we must acknowledge God with submission. Note, There is not a greater enemy to the power of religion, and the fear of God in the heart, than conceitedness of our own wisdom. In respect of honour and reputation: It shall be grace to thy neck, as a chain of gold, or a jewel. We must refer ourselves to him as one from whom our judgment proceeds, and patiently, and with a holy indifferency, wait his award. 11:11 . "But keep up communion with God, and keep a good conscience, and then when thou liest down thou shalt not be afraid of fire, or thieves, or specters, or any of the terrors of darkness, knowing that when we, and all our friends, are asleep, yet he that keeps Israel and every true-born Israelite neither slumbers nor sleeps, and to him thou hast committed thyself and taken shelter under the shadow of his wings. Worldly wealth is but poor substance, yet, such as it is, we must honour God with it, and then, if ever, it becomes substantial. English Standard Version (ESV) Bible Book List. In Proverbs 3, Solomon is speaking to his son about the woman called Wisdom. Verses 21-26 Solomon, having pronounced those happy who not only lay hold on wisdom, but retain her, here exhorts us therefore to retain her, assuring us that we ourselves shall have the comfort of doing so.I. That which is the only right way to bring us to our journey’s end we must walk in, fair or foul, pleasant or unpleasant; but the way of religion, as it is the right way, so it is a pleasant way; it is smooth and clean, and strewed with roses: All her paths are peace. We must apprehend with all our might, and put forth our utmost vigour in the pursuit of it, lay hold on all occasions to improve in it, and catch at the least of its dictates.4. 3 Mon fils, n'oublie pas mes enseignements, Et que ton coeur garde mes préceptes; 2 Car ils prolongeront les jours et les années de ta vie, Et ils augmenteront ta paix. No valuable things compare with her.’ Now, in verses 10-11, Wisdom herself agrees that this is true. (3.) Therefore be not afraid of that which appears most formidable, for (v. 26) "the Lord shall be not only thy protector to keep thee safe, but thy confidence to keep thee secure, so that thy foot shall not be taken by thy enemies nor ensnared by thy own fears.’’ God has engaged to keep the feet of his saints. The righteous therefore have no reason to envy them, for they have his secret with them; they are his favourites; he has that communion with them which is a secret to the world and in which they have a joy that a stranger does not intermeddle with; he communicates to them the secret tokens of his love; his covenant is with them; they know his mind, and the meanings and intentions of his providence, better than others can. This requires us, 1. 2. (1.) 3. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. 8:17 ) and to set our hearts upon the world (Ps. In their greatest straits and dangers. (1.) To provide for our relations, and those that have dependence on us, for to them it is due. The Rewards of Wisdom. Our Price: $54.99 Save: $35.00 (39%) Buy Now. (2) Long life.—That is, a life worth living, fit to be called “life”; whereas” length of days” only implies extension of life, the reward promised for obedience to parents. 2:2 . We must ask his leave, and not design any thing but what we are sure is lawful. The way of duty is the way of safety. 28 Do not ask anyone to wait until tomorrow if you can help them today. Those who humble themselves shall be exalted, for he gives grace to the lowly; he works that in them which puts honour upon them and for which they are accepted of God and approved of men. Proverbs 2 Proverbs 4. One does not embitter what the other sweetens, as it is with the allays of this world; but they are all peace, not only sweet, but safe. She is more valuable than precious stones. 2:11 . It will be strengthening: It shall be marrow to thy bones. We must take pains to obtain wisdom because that is the way to gain her, and to gain by her (v. 13-20). We must retain it. To encourage us to do this we are assured (v. 4) that this is the way to recommend ourselves both to our Creator and fellow-creatures: So shalt thou find favour and good understanding. We must not envy the prosperity of evil-doers, v. 31. Bible Gateway Recommends. God, who is the first and best, must have the first and best of every thing; his right is prior to all other, and therefore he must be served first. Proverbs 3:9-10. But, because length of days may possibly become a burden and a trouble, it is promised, (2.) We must not hinder others from doing it, not be ourselves backward to it. (2.) 106:15 . More good words. Those who know themselves cannot but find their own understanding to be a broken reed, which, if they lean to, will certainly fail them. This four-week summer series highlights three biblical books — Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon — that garner little attention in the Revised Common Lectionary and in most mainline churches’ preaching.1 And it is easy to see why. Her ways are ways of pleasantness; the ways in which she has directed us to walk are such as we shall find abundance of delight and satisfaction in. Christ is that Wisdom, by whom the worlds were made and still consist; happy therefore are those to whom he is made of God wisdom, for he has wherewithal to make good all the foregoing promises of long life, riches, and honour; for all the wealth of heaven, earth, and seas, is his. We must be constant to our duty because that is the way to be happy (v. 1-4). Update. ‘She is worth more than silver. And it will give you peace. A humble subjection: Be not wise in thy own eyes. After you log in your content will be available in your library. God will give them that wisdom which is profitable to direct, so that they shall not turn aside into the by-paths of sin, and then will himself so wisely order the event that it shall be to their mind, or (which is equivalent) for their good. But he shows his purposes to good people. New American Standard Bible 1995. If our religion be our companion, it will be our convoy: "Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely. III. This chapter is one of the most excellent in all this book, both for argument to persuade us to be religious and for directions therein. We must do all we can to support the declining interests of religion in the places where we live.II. Font Size. 2 What I teach will give you a good, long life, and all will go well for you. 6. 23:19 ), and the prophets, Mal. 2. Note, If we make our worldly estates serviceable to our religion we shall find our religion very serviceable to the prosperity of our worldly affairs. The natural life, and all that belongs to it, shall be under the protection of God’s providence; the spiritual life, and all its interests, are under the protection of his grace; so that thou shalt be kept from falling into sin or trouble.’’ Wisdom will direct us into, and keep us in, the safe way, as far as may be, from temptation, and will enable us to walk in it with holy security. In all our conduct we must be diffident of our own judgment, and confident of God’s wisdom, power, and goodness, and therefore must follow Providence and not force it. This is that pearl of great price which, when we have found it, we must willingly sell all for the purchase of, Mt. Proverbs 3. A dutiful subjection: Fear the Lord, and depart from evil; take heed of doing any thing to offend him and to forfeit his care. In respect of safety and security. Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the New Bible Commentary. If others want the necessary supports of life, and we have wherewithal to supply them, we must look upon it as due to them and not withhold it. Nor is there any honour, by birth or preferment, comparable to that which attends religion; it makes the righteous more excellent than his neighbour, recommends men to God, commands respect and veneration with all the sober part of mankind, and will in the other world make those that are now buried in obscurity to shine forth as the sun. By understanding he has likewise established the heavens and directed all the motions of them in the best manner. His honour we must show forth and the honour we have for him. Verses 1-6 We are here taught to live a life of communion with God; and without controversy great is this mystery of godliness, and of great consequence to us, and, as is here shown, will be of unspeakable advantage.I. Thou shalt lie down, and not need to sit up to keep guard; having lain down, thou shalt sleep, and not have thy eyes held waking by care and fear; and thy sleep shall be sweet and refreshing to thee, being not disturbed by any alarms from without or from within,’’ Ps. G. Campbell Morgan gave his own testimony to the truth of Proverbs 3:5-6: “The measure in which I have trusted Jehovah and acknowledged Him, has been the measure of walking in the paths of real life.” 3. 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