Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Proverbs - Chapter 6

Chapter 6 is full of advice about a myriad of things. It discusses not becoming a "security" for another, laziness, characteristics of evil, and another lesson on adultery.

Discussed first in Proverbs 6:1-5 is the act of becoming a security for another person. It basically states that you should not put yourself up as a security for another person's debt or pledge. It states that you should not sleep until you have gone to the person and gotten a release from the liability of their debt.

Proverbs 6:6-12 discusses laziness or being a "sluggard". It says that that the man who is lazy and always resting will end up in poverty. It advises us to be like the ant. An ant puts his provisions aside for the future and is prepared.

Proverbs 6:12-19 discusses evil people and behaviors. An evil person has a corrupt mouth, uses deceiving body language, thingk about and desires evil, and causes discord among others.
Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush to evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

That passage addresses pride, lying, murdering, wickedness, evil, false witness, and the purposeful trouble-maker.

Proverbs 6:20-35 takes reminds us to keep God's teaching in our hearts and to use them as a guide at all times. It also takes another look at adultery. It says that a man who commits adultery "lacks judgment".

1 comment:

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