Proverbs Chapter 9 Discussion

  • Free - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 2 years ago
    Dear "RichFairhurst", i read your post, and got inspired :) In peace i say: It mayby is how Christians live today who is the big question here: Are we in the great apostasy? Too many people think they are on the right path, but few are so, said Jesus Himself! Matthew 22:14

    Then i better understand that God is patient with us and the days are made for us Christians, all this comes from God we know! He wants everyone who is predestined to come to His Rest. 1 Timothy 2:3-4

    Oh Good God help us and find the way! We are so terribly slow in perception and body that we divide the road and go wrong without knowing it! Lord, use Your time! Thank You for Your patience that can not be measured by anyone! God bless us all for repentance from dead works to faith in the Counsel of the Living God. He who Is.

    Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

    19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

    20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
  • RichFairhurst - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 2 years ago
    It seems to me that political views are increasingly being expressed in "Kill or be killed" terms. Those were the same terms Jesus faced when he came. Roman rule was increasingly seen by most Jews as an existential threat that the Messiah had to destroy. However, Jesus solution was not to kill, but to be killed. I am glad it was, since there would be no salvation or eternal life for any of us if He had chosen to kill instead of to be killed. But the nation of Israel was destroyed when false Messiah's increasingly radicalized the Jews away from the cross into political rebellion.

    Matthew 10:38-39

    38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

    Matthew 16:24-25

    24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If anymanwill come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

    This concept is so important that Jesus said these nearly identical words at least twice. When Jesus said this the disciples had no idea what He really meant to the point that Peter later even tried to rebuke Jesus over it. However, by the time these words were written in Matthew's Gospel the Holy Spirit had been given and the disciples understanding had been so changed that virtually all of the Apostles were violently killed for Christ. Jesus calls us to follow Him all the way and He was always up front that He demands our willingness to submit to our own deaths for His sake like He willingly submitted to His death for our sake. He overcame the world and so must we.

    So count the cost and follow Him. And if anyone says it is either us or them to try to scare us or anger us over anything in this world to tempt us away from Christ's true calling of the cross, Christ has shown us the response we must give them. "Get behind me Satan
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 2 years ago

    Well stated Adrian.

    God bless.
  • Adrian Masuca on Proverbs 9 - 2 years ago
    Was having a conversation with a Christian friend of mine, who was so appalled by what was happening in our world. I had to remind my friend, that we "desire a better country, that is, an heavenly".

    If the people of this world want to destroy this beautiful planet earth with their sin, and forget God!?

    Well, I'll let them.


    I will serve the LORD!

    Sometimes I think Christians get to involved in the things of this world, and forget what Jesus said "I am NOT of the world" John 17:16-26
  • John e closson jr on Proverbs 9 - 2 years ago
    Please keep me my family this world foreign lands debt cancellation supernatural increase abundant overflow bless our lord his word his grace wisdom knowledge understanding better job career advancement favor relationships estates marriage counseling children customers sales thank you lord for who you are I ask for his name sake amen
  • CJW on Proverbs 9:8 - 3 years ago
    The wise are open to knowledge and the ignorant despise correction
  • David on Proverbs 9 - 3 years ago
    Somewhere I have a big collection of Bibles but since moving house I can't yet find them.

    When I started reading the Book of Proverbs I had expect a list of everyday good advice but the Book isn't easy reading.
  • Tim legarie - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 3 years ago
    The seven contrary virtues might be a good start!

    Humility,against pride,

    Kindness against envy,

    Abstinence against gluttony,

    Chastity against lust,

    Patience against anger,

    Liberality against greed,

    Diligence against sloth.
  • The Temple of God - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 3 years ago
    "But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, unwavering, without hypocrisy" ( James 3:17).

    Let's consider these pillars as the practical actions or way of life that we are pursuing. We'll also look at the fruit of the Spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 (the outward expression of wisdom), the beatitudes in Matthew 5:3-12 (the character traits of a wise person), and Peter's list of qualities in 2 Peter 1:5-8 (the spiritual disciplines of the wise Christ-follower).

    Comment: I think James is speaking of our "spiritual" house; not actual construction of a house.

    In our bodies we are the Temple of God. We should be mindful about what we bring into it (not defile it with other kinds of religion that do not come from the Bible).
  • JUDY MATHEW on Proverbs 9 - 3 years ago
    Wow right off the back, id like to know what those 7 pillars of wisdom are. id like to build my house with them thanks
  • Jim on Proverbs 9 - 3 years ago
    Jim, on proverb 9

    Delight the lord at all time. Pray to the lord for understanding, knowledge. And wisdom. And he will direct the path.this world has nothing to other except pain and death.
  • Qelly on Proverbs 9:17 - 3 years ago
    I believe 17 and 18 are speaking of illicit sin such as illegal or immoral acts done is secret which can lead to death
  • Bendito Palavra - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 3 years ago
    The LORD gave Solomon great wisdom because Solomon asked for wisdom from God instead of long life, riches, honor or retribution on his enemies ( 1 Kings 3, 1 Chronicles 1). The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: ( Psalm 111:10). This means a holy reverence for God; who he is and our need for his mercy in our lowly sinful condition.

    The wisest we will ever be is to believe on the record God that gave us of his Son, Jesus Christ (his sinless life, his sacrificial death on the cross to pay for our sins and his rising from the dead to ascend to the right hand of God his Father).

    James 1:5 says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him."

    1 Corinthians 1:17-31 shows us that God has made the wisdom of this world foolishness through the preaching of the gospel. Jesus Christ has been made to us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.

    Colossians 2 proclaims Jesus Christ (In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.)

    Study and meditate on the word of God found in scripture with Holy Ghost guidance to increase your understanding ( Psalm 119:97-107, 2 Timothy 2:15). Also rely on teachers and preachers that are faithful to God's word.
  • Sangron - In Reply on Proverbs 9:14 - 3 years ago
    9:10 /I can not fully understood how can I get wisdom and understanding through the Bible.

    "fear of the LORD", "kowledge of the holy"
  • John baker on Proverbs 9:14 - 3 years ago
    john 7-11
  • Chris - In Reply on Proverbs 9:14 - 3 years ago
    The whole of chapter 9 in Proverbs is to show a comparison between Wisdom & Folly (= foolishness). As you must have read the earlier verses (1 - 12), you saw the traits of one who uses wisdom. Now both Wisdom & Folly are used here in the feminine gender but not to denigrate the female in any way, but in Hebrew, as in many other languages, those words are in the feminine gender. So, Foolishness is seen as Wisdom's opposite & verses 13 -18 demonstrate that.

    The imagery of Foolishness is shown as 'a foolish woman'. Clearly, this woman is personified as a harlot as you can see from the following verses in this chapter. Foolishness is the display of simpleness & ignorance (v13); she sits in a prominent position to call out to the simple men to come into her chambers (v14); both the wise & simple men walk by her, but the simple ones turn in because they are attracted by her alluring calls (v15,16); she convinces them that there can be more pleasure from doing wrong or doing things in secret when no one is looking (v17). But Wisdom's final word (v18) is: "But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell": i.e. the simple can't see 'past their noses' (or, see past their heightened sinful desires) to take into account that that "the wages of sin is death" ( Rom 6:23) & all those who give in to her (foolishness), will join the throng of sinners who succumbed to the wiles of the devil.
  • Donna Duck on Proverbs 9:14 - 3 years ago
    I am reading Proverbs 9; however, I am having a problem understanding Proverbs9:13-15.

    I would appreciate any help in understanding these versus.


  • Teletrice brantley on Proverbs 9 - 3 years ago
    i enjoy reading wanting to learn more about i first pray then continue to do constantly reading so literaure help
  • Yuleisezz on Proverbs 9 - 4 years ago
    this is great
  • Rod - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 4 years ago
    I also love Proverbs chapter 9! Recently I have discovered that it is a chapter with a hidden message. Do you see what it is?
  • Jestine Green on Proverbs 9 - 4 years ago
    It is a good passage of scripture. Good for everyday wisdom. I like especially v 10. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
  • Alice - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 4 years ago
    Comment thank you very much I greatful.
  • LEE - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 4 years ago
    ALICE NGBE, this particular book of the bible is full of proverbs, most of the things spoken are hidden, 'stolen waters are sweet and bread eaten in secret is pleasant' Example, gossip, lie, adultery, cheat, etc. are sins people enjoy doing and are done in secret, but the bible is advising us to flee because it can lead us to destruction, I believe I tried explaining further thank you
  • ALICE NGBE - In Reply on Proverbs 9 - 4 years ago
    yes i completely agree wit you but will also want to have a clear interpretation of it if you can please thank you
  • Lilian on Proverbs 9 - 5 years ago
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding amen
  • April Joy Hooten on Proverbs 9 - 5 years ago
    Thank you lord i am only ten and am lovin this BIBLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
  • Eric on Proverbs 9 - 5 years ago
    I see and hear many talk about the "fear of the Lord" that fewr is actually reverence, or awe. Some say it is dread and real fear. I think they both miss the point. YHWY does not want us to dread or fear Him. In His love for us, He wants us to fear the consequences of the choices we make for sin. Those consequences take us towards eternal damnation, but more importantly, takes us away from Him.
  • LEE on Proverbs 9 - 5 years ago
    'Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.' this statement is very powerful,
    the joy in sinning that takes us to death. anything that is sin is a stolen stuff, lets all of us reflect on bad things we enjoyed doing and now it has landed us in the difficult situation we are in now. lets come to Jesus for He loves us all, it doesn't matter what we've been through. shalom
  • Stephen B on Proverbs 9 - 6 years ago
    The fear of God is best described as the note in the Scofield study Bible: A reverential trust and hatred of sin.
  • Daniel on Proverbs 9 - 6 years ago
    This is Wonderful

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