Proverbs Chapter 2 Bible Study
We're continuing our Book of Proverbs Bible study.
Proverbs 2:1 My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee;
Proverbs 2:2 So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding;
God's servants must "hide" God's Ways deep with in themselves. This can only be acquired through deep study, meditation or and application of God's Holy Word (John 14:6-8; Ezekiel 3:3; Revelations 10:9; John 15:10-15).
Proverbs 2:3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; Proverbs 2:4 If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Proverbs 2:5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.
God isnot going to reveal His "hidden" truths to just anyone. A Person must diligently search for God's Truths as if he were seeking for hidden treasures. Only then will God make Himself known to such a diligent person (Hebrews 11:6).
Only the Lord Himself can give such wisdom.
Proverbs 2:7 He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly.
God is a Sword, Sheild and Buckler to those who walk in God's Righteousness (Psalm 91:4; John 14:6-8).
Proverbs 2:8 He keepeth the paths of judgment, and preserveth the way of his saints.
God promises to work out righteousness for His children. Christians never have to worry about injustices against them (Philippians 4:6-8; Matthew 6:25-34; Romans 12:19; Deuteronomy 32:35).
God's children are preserved in eternity (John 3:16).
Proverbs 2:9 Then shalt thou understand righteousness, and judgment, and equity; yea, every good path.
Only have this "long" walk of God's Knowlege can a Christian truly understand (and apply) God's righteousness, judgment, goodness and equity (justice).
Proverbs 2:10 When wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul; Proverbs 2:11 Discretion shall preserve thee, understanding shall keep thee:
We explained the definition of "discretion" in our Proverbs Chapter 1 study.
With out Discretion a Christian will not be preserved or kept.
A Christian must obtain God's knowledge. They must then apply such knowledge praying for God's Holy Spirit to lead them. This application of God's knowledge will eventually lead to wisdom.
Then, and only then will Spiritual Discretion be birthed. This Discretion will then lead to perserverence.
Steps To Spiritual Discretion (Perserverence): Obtaining God's Knowledge, Asking God's Holy Spirit To Lead You, Applying God's Knowledge, Spiritual Growth, Wisdom, Discretion- Perserverence.
Proverbs 2:12 To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
Let's view the Bible's explanations of the word "froward". This word is associated with "evil":
No Faith Deuteronomy 32:20; Unsavoury (No Savior) 2 Samuel 22:27; Crafts Job 5:13; Opposite Of Pure Psalm 18:26; Wicked Froward Psalm 101:4; Crooked Proverbs 2:15; Abomination Proverbs 3:32; Perversion Proverbs 4:24; Naughty, Wicked Proverbs 6:12;
Perverse Proverbs 8:8; Pride, Arrogancy Proverbs 8:13; God will remove the Froward Proverbs 10:31; Abomination Proverbs 11:20; Strife, Separator Proverbs 16:28; Evil Proverbs 16:30; Mischief Proverbs 17:20; Strange Proverbs 21:8; Thornes, Snares Proverbs 22:5; Opposite of Gentle 1 Peter 2:18
Thus a "Froward" thing is something that opposes the Way and Will of God (John 14:6-8).
Proverbs 2:13 Who leave the paths of uprightness, to walk in the ways of darkness; Proverbs 2:14 Who rejoice to do evil, and delight in the frowardness of the wicked; Proverbs 2:15 Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
In Proverbs 2:13 "darkness" opposes the upright.
The Strange Woman
Proverbs 2:16 To deliver thee from the strange woman, even from the stranger which flattereth with her words;
Let's view the Bible's definition of the word "strange":
Strange Gods & Garments, Ears, Hid, Oak, Shechem Genesis 35:2-4; Pharaoh hiding His true identity from his brothers, food, Canaan Genesis 42:7; bare, son Gershom, land Exodus 2:22;
Alien Exodus 18:3; Master, Betrothed, Redeemed, Sell, No Power, Deceitfully Exodus 21:8; Incense, Burnt Sacrifice, Meat Offering, Pour, Drink Offering Exodus 30:9;
Censer, Unapproved Sacrifices, Priests, Fire, Leviticus 10:1; Ashtaroth, Philistines, Deliverance 1 Samuel 7:3; Strange Wives, Solomon, Pharaoh, Tribes of Canaan 1 Kings 11:1
According to the Bible's definition(s) this strange woman is of a religion that displeases God. She is like the harlot of Proverbs 1 and Revelation 17:1-17.
Proverbs 2:17 Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God. Proverbs 2:18 For her house inclineth unto death, and her paths unto the dead.
As explained in our Proverbs Chapter 1 study a "harlot" is a person, people or nation which betrays the way and will of God. Her ways lead to God's anger and spiritual death.
Proverbs 2:19 None that go unto her return again, neither take they hold of the paths of life.
When God's follower chooses a false religion they may never return from this deception. Such a "renegade (Judas)" can actually lose their spritual life (path).
God commands His followers to shun false religionists (Canaanites). There's no way all religions can be "one" according to our Jealous God (Deuteronomy 7:1-26; Exodus 20:1-5).
Proverbs 2:20 That thou mayest walk in the way of good men, and keep the paths of the righteous.
May we Christians humble ourselves and walk in the way of good (Godly) men in God's Way (John 14:6-8).
Proverbs 2:21 For the upright shall dwell in the land, and the perfect shall remain in it.
Earth's Land is for the Meek and the Meek only (Numbers 12:3; Psalm 22:26; Psalm 25:9; Psalm 37:11; Psalm 76:9; Psalm 147:6; Psalm 149:4; Isaiah 11:4; Isaiah 29:19; Zephaniah 2:3; Matthew 5:5).
Proverbs 2:22 But the wicked shall be cut off from the earth, and the transgressors shall be rooted out of it.
During The Great Tribulation All Wicked (Froward, Harlots) Will Be Totally Destroyed By Jesus Christ (God) And Burned In The Fire (Revelation 17:1-17; Revelation 19:1-21).
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