Chapter 9-14 Solomon's Poetry
Chapter 9 continues with wisdom but this time inviting you into what a life looks like that seeks wisdom and responds to correction.
Proverbs 9:13 states a foolish woman is loud, she is simple and knows nothing.
Now... Enter Solomon. He poetically brings forth couplets of vast contradictions. This vs. That. The comparison of good choices vs. bad choices, and the consequences that follow.
Chapter 10 - 14 is referring to how we use our time wisely, how we conduct ourselves in a way that pleases the Lord, how to seek wise counsel and be careful which voice we listen to. His verses state that if we live a life according to God's will we will leave an inheritance for our children, and that parents love by disciplining their children. It also says that we should not give into the temptations of this world and watch our speech. Overall message is we must decide between what is good and evil.
Some verses that stood out in our group this week were:
Proverbs 10:17 Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.
Proverbs 11:21 Be sure of this: The wicked will not go unpunished, but those who are righteous will go free.
Proverbs 13:22 & 24 A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children, but a sinner’s wealth is stored up for the righteous... Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them.
Proverbs 14:2 Whoever fears the Lord walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways.
Phew... Solomon packs a bunch in each of his two line verses, covering a vast amount of lessons to tuck into your heart.
This week as you process and continue to read through the next chapters, try underlining things that stand out to you.
*** This week read chapters 15-18!