Proverbs Chapter 4 Discussion



 
  • Ronald J Corrigan - in Reply on Proverbs 4
    An interesting observation. There are 31 chapters in Proverbs and the longest month is 31 days. A good practice is to read a Proverb a day observing the day keeps us on track. Example July 4th read Proverbs chapter 4
  • Postmyers567 - in Reply on Proverbs 4
    Proverbs 4:7

    "wisdom is the principle." To know the true God, and what he requires of man, and for what he has made man; and to this must be added, under the Christian dispensation, to know Jesus Christ whom he hath sent, and for what end He was sent, the necessity of his being sent, and the nature of that salvation which he has bought by his own blood.

    Get wisdom - Consider this as thy chief gain; that in reference to which all thy wisdom, knowledge, and endeavors should be directed.

    And with all thy getting - Let this be thy chief property. While thou art passing through things temporal, do not lose those things which are eternal; and, while diligent in business, be fervent in spirit, serving the Lord.

    Get understanding - Do not be contented with the lessons of wisdom merely; do not be satisfied with having a sound religious creed; devils believe and tremble; but see that thou properly comprehend all that thou hast learnt; and see that thou rightly apply all that thou hast been taught.

    Wisdom prescribes the best end, and the means best calculated for its attainment. Understanding directs to the ways, times, places, and opportunities of practicing the lessons of wisdom. Wisdom points out the thing requisite; understanding sees to the accomplishment and attainment. Wisdom sees; but understanding feels. One discovers, the other possesses.
  • Cynthia Moody on Proverbs 4
    This passage is urging me and us to listen. Solomon is saying stop! listen to what im saying i am going to say somethings that you are not going to like but hear me out. Being able to be corrected is wisdom Solomon is saying we think the easy way out of things are the best way Not so all the time. That is why it is such a honour and a priviledge to know of the true and living God. As we see many today dont understand and sadly they dont want to understand. Oh, if we could just want understanding, God said he would give it to us. We dont have it because we dont ask for it
  • Donna Warren on Proverbs 4
    Trust God with your heart. Pray , study, learn,share ,teach from the Bible.Let God guide your heart.He loves His children.I love God. Can't go wrong there.
  • Kate on Proverbs 4
    keep your heart your truth and it will set you free...love the Lord God with all your heart...
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 4
    In Hebrew, the word is 'chokmah' & the feminine gender is assigned to it. In English, Wisdom would have no gender (a neuter word), & we would just refer to it as "it".
  • Wiley on Proverbs 4
    why is wisdom referred to as she
  • Carleton - in Reply on Proverbs 4:27
    Hello Mark T, I and many others participate by love in the factual body of believers who know Jesus Christ and their hearts while living by his grace in power above willing sin for his purpose as their reasonable service. Talk is cheap as you mentioned.

    Keep the faith.

    Carleton
  • Mark T smith sr on Proverbs 4:27
    The truely factual body of believers in Our King Jesus has fallen by the wayside. We need to stand back up in our most Holy Faith and use these materials to come home again. Study. Meditate. Think. Pray And not just jiberish but determine to pay attention to Gods Word and purposely interact with our Father. He is waiting. Don't let Him down.
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 4:26
    In Proverbs chapter 4 gives some lovely wisdom for us to consider & pursue. And from verses 20 onwards, special attention is given to our senses & how we use them & respond to them. References to the ears, eyes, heart, mouth & feet are specifically mentioned.

    So in verse 26, "ponder" the path of thy feet means that we are to give due consideration & forethought before we take our steps in life. So the idea is of using wisdom to anticipate what's ahead & what ramifications our decision to move in that direction will make (whether to us or others). And certainly, if "evil" or hurt/injury is anticipated, then in our 'pondering' we will wisely avoid it & take a different path. Or conversely, if the path we take is understood as being the correct one, we should stick to it & not detour to the "left or right".
  • Ponder Pause and Selah - in Reply on Proverbs 4:26
    I was taught that 'Selah' means to pause and think upon (ponder) what I'm reading. I had to learn to slow down. Found in Psalms and Book of Habakkah.

    Many commentators think that Selah meant 'to pause' or 'to reflect'. This could have been a request for the reader or listener to pause and think about what has just been said, or it could have been a space for voices to pause and for instruments play alone. We don't really know for certain.

    Regardless, the word Selah itself indeed causes us to pause and consider what God may be saying even when we don't fully understand. Selah gives us an opportunity to take a moment away from this crazy, busy, non-stop life we all tend to live and consider the immense mysteries and wonders of God. Paul speaks to this in Colossians 2:2-3, My goal is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.
  • James Williams on Proverbs 4:26
    Ponder - just need the meaning of the word ponder that's all
  • S Spencer - in Reply on Proverbs 4:26
    Hi James,

    1:To weigh in the mind : appraise pondered their chances of success. 2 : to think about : reflect on pondered the events of the day. intransitive verb. : to think or consider especially quietly, soberly, and deeply.

    I Hope that helps. God bless you
  • James Williams on Proverbs 4:26
    What is the definition of the word ponder, in proverbs 4:26 KJV
  • Don on Proverbs 4
    Very good word and needed for me to day.
  • Jayden Gaines on Proverbs 4
    For they sleep not,except they have done mischief,and their sleep is taken away,unless they cause some to fall.
  • Chris - in Reply on Proverbs 4
    You may have to research that one from the Web as the name is not in the Bible. I believe that the name has to do with a Sumerian god & has nothing to do with the Living God of the Bible.
  • Christopher Rhodes on Proverbs 4
    Who is Enki
  • Dwayne nickson sr on Proverbs 4:23
    FOR God created the heavens and the earth, and i believe just like God created this planet with life,he created other planets with LIFE also.
  • Nick on Proverbs 4:7
    Great this is great make an app soon but great job anyway
  • Part 2 On Seized Chinese meat on Proverbs 4:18
    May God wake us Sleepers up.

    The senseless thing about the smuggled pork: is that we buy their cheap pork

    And they buy our higher priced (safe) pork for their citizens.

    The President is fighting this by banning it, but Somebody here is buying it.
  • David Matu on Proverbs 4:18
    Great verse
  • Jim53 on Proverbs 4
    Folks,

    This Book of Wisdom tells us the importance of receiving God's Word and putting it into practice in our daily lives... What do we get in return according to Proverbs 4?

    V4. Life. V6 preservation and provision. V8. Promotion and Honor.

    V9. Grace. V10 length of days. V12. Less need of correction. No stumbles

    V13. Receiving Instruction equals Life. V14-17. Avoid evil; it is destruction

    V22. Keeping God' Word & Instruction gives Life and Health.

    God WANTS to BLESS your Life. Choose His word and wisdom!
  • Joshua on Proverbs 4
    This was a blessing chapter
  • Timmy - in Reply on Proverbs 4:23
    Wanted to introduce myself to the forum
  • Mickey - in Reply on Proverbs 4:23
    People may be awakening but many are falling away too. Grab onto God and hold fast to your faith. It's called the great falling away.
  • Will we be shown the truth and will man return to our Lord ,God, and Savior. This world is being taken over by evil. When will the awakening happen? I feel it must be soon
  • Ray on Proverbs 4:2
    Who are the gentiles and Samaritans that Jesus instructs his disciples not to go near? and why does he instruct them to not go near them? When he himself spoke to a Samaritan woman and said if you know who this was, you would ask for living water?
  • Guiding and keeping our hearts with all diligence is very critical these days. Our heart can deceives and leads in the wrong way. So we have to read and apply the word of God and ask Him to guide us in all our ways. The word further tells us that the heart of men is desperately wicked. So if out of our hearts are the issues of life that means we have protect it.
  • AleranderJim on Proverbs 4:7
    your day of love may bring the gratitude of others for life.


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