They are industrious like the tiny ant Prov. They hold their tongues Prov. There are many more examples and characteristics of wisdom in Proverbs and in the rest of the Wisdom Literature. Many of the things people seek after so desperately today are assured for those who walk in the way of wisdom as outlined in Proverbs.
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For instance, those who respect God and listen to him will live in safety, security, and without fear Prov. They will be victorious, shielded, guarded and protected by the Almighty Prov. They will enjoy divine direction Prov. Probably the first thing many people are seeking in this world today is health and how to prolong their lives. People buy tons of pills every year just for this purpose.
This scripture brings us to the second thing people are seeking today and that is prosperity. Proverbs offers us a sure road to eventual prosperity. The person who seeks after God and his wisdom will receive a better return than those who speculate in precious metals and gemstones Prov. In Proverbs , we see that those who love God and seek him find riches and honor, along with a wealth and a prosperity that endures. In Proverbs , the Lord makes a general promise that the righteous will not go hungry.
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The desires of the righteous person will be granted, obviously because they are godly desires Prov. The righteous will never be uprooted Prov.
He will be rescued in trouble ; will thrive and will flourish Even if the righteous falls seven times he will rise again While the wicked flee, the righteous are as bold as lions The pictures of the wise man in scripture are beautiful indeed. Although they were attainable to some degree in biblical times, their fulfillment was always incomplete and awaiting the future.
We see this paradox and frustration in the wisdom Psalm We see a similar frustration in Ecclesiastes. Like so many other things in scripture, the picture of wisdom would await completion in the Messiah. We now know that he is the Way, the Truth and the Life Jn. That one life has now become the pattern for us.
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Not only has he become the pattern, he has also become the power within us believers to accomplish and fulfill the pattern. All we have to do is open up our hearts and receive him. This updated article is presented courtesy of Bridges For Peace, Jerusalem original publication date, We are finished with our complete commentary on the New Testament. The project is very thorough and was done over a ten year period.
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