Proverbs 21-22

Proverbs 21-22

Chapter 21: Safety is the Lord

“He that loveth pleasure shall be a poor man: he that loveth wine and oil shall not be rich.” (Proverbs 21:17)

                When we only partake in activities that give us pleasure or we only focus on being rich… we will never be rich in spirit and we will separate ourselves from what is really important.

                “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman” (Proverbs 21:19)

                It is better for anyone to be away from an angry woman or man. We need to choose our partners and friends very carefully.

Chapter 22: A Good Name

“A Good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver or gold.” (Proverbs 22:1)

                Essentially respect and honor are better than wealth. We should always honor the name of our father and make sure our names are known for good and not bad.

                “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6)

                Parenting is not easy, however if parents teach their children from birth and raise them right they will be proud of their children. This can also be applied to self-training. If we give up early in the training we will not be disciplined to stay on the right path.

                “Make no friendships with an angry man…” (Proverbs 22:22)

                Again, choose our friends and partners with care or else they will “rub off” on us and we will be just like them.

 

Psalms 63-64

Psalms 63-64

Chapter 63: David “Thirsts” for God.

A Psalm of David, when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

                David tells us that his “…soul thirsteth for thee [God], my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is;” (Psalms 63:1)

                David praises god, even in his hardest times. He tells us that those who seek to destroy us will be dealt with accordingly if we praise God.

Chapter 64: David Prays for Safety

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

                David prays for his safety and exclaims that the evil men “Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words.” (Psalms 63:3). David is of course speaking of the evil men who can cause much damage with the words that leave their mouth as they can by any other means.

But we learn that those evil men, with their bitter words will make “…their own tongue to fall upon themselves…” (Psalms 63:8) In other words, they will be caught in their lies and because of this they will fall and those who do not declare the work of the Lord and fear Him shall perish.