Proverbs 9-10

Proverbs 9-10

Chapter 9: Walk in Intelligence

“Forsake the foolish, and live; and in the way of understanding.” (Proverbs 9:6)

This is essentially the theme for this Proverb. It goes on to say; “…rebuke [criticize] a wise man, and he will love thee.” (Proverbs 9:8)

                Essentially if you criticize a wise man, he will love you. Why? Because if a wise man is wrong, he will love the fact that he has the opportunity to correct himself. A wise man, who is wrong and accepts it (swallowing his pride) is truly a WISE MAN.

Finally we end this Proverb by reminding us that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” (Proverbs 9:10)

Chapter 10: Slanders are Fools

This Chapter is presumably written by Solomon. His words of wisdom are below:

“…A wise son maketh a glad father…” (Proverbs 10:1)

 

                “The wise in heart will receive commandments: but a prating fool shall fall.” (Proverbs 10:8)

 

                “The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life…” (Proverbs 10:11)

 

                “Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.” (Proverbs 10:12)

 

                “Wise men lay up knowledge: but the mouth of the foolish is near destruction”

(Proverbs 10:14)

 

                “…he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.” (Proverbs 10:18)

 

“The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.” (Proverbs 10:27)

 

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