Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Proverbs 9 - Look at Me Now

V13 A prostitute is loud and brash, and never has enough of lust and shame.

V14 She sits at the door of her house or stands at the street corners of the city,

V15 whispering to men going by, and to those minding their own business.

V16 “Come home with me,” she urges simpletons.

V17 “Stolen melons are the sweetest; stolen apples taste the best!”

V18 But they don’t realize that her former guests are now citizens of hell.

Once again, I opened by sharing some scripture quoted directly from The Children’s Living Bible copyrighted in 1971.

The verses highlighted in my personal study follow are bold. The entire chapter is listed for you as well.

Proverbs 9
V1 Wisdom has built a palace supported on seven pillars,

V2 and has prepared a great banquet, and mixed the wines,

V3 and sent out her maidens inviting all to come.  She calls from the busiest intersections in the city,

V4 “Come, you simple ones without good judgment;

V5 come to wisdom’s banquet and drink the wines that I have mixed.

V6 Leave behind your foolishness and begin to live; learn how to be wise.”

V7,8 If you rebuke a mocker, you will only get a smart retort; yes, he will snarl at you.  So don’t bother with him; he will only hate you for trying to help him.  But a wise man, when rebuked, will love you all the more.

V9 Teach a wise man, and he will be wiser; teach a good man and he will learn more.

V10 For the reverence and fear of God are basic to all wisdom.  Knowing God results in every other kind of understanding.

V11 “I, Wisdom, will make the hours of your day more profitable and the years of your life more fruitful.”

V12 Wisdom is its own reward, and if you scorn her, you hurt only yourself.

Enjoy this tune by Kirk Franklin!
Look at Me Now!

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