It is wonderful also that while Solomon himself wandered so far from God, there is not in all his writings a single word that excuses his sins.
Everywhere he points away from the wrong path and to the right.
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Helpful general comments on the significance and usefulness of Proverbs for our daily life.
It is wonderful, too, at how many points these proverbs touch life, and how intensely practical they are.
To ponder them and to follow their instruction is to live well and grandly.
Stedman: Life is simply too big for us to handle by ourselves.
No matter how good the advice seems to be, if it isn't consistent with what God has told us, it is not to be trusted.Proverbs 1:1-9 Advice For The Groom The custom of a bachelor party before a wedding is often characterized by drunkenness and carousing.The party-hearty attitude seems driven by the belief that the groom will soon be married and have to settle down to a life of domestic boredom. The best man planned a get-together for Joel, but with a refreshing difference.Goldberg: The teachings of Chapters 1-9 are considered: to understand the goal of wisdom in her outreach; why the fruits of wisdom are so important; how the disciple can be wise in the ways of the Lord, as well as in the practicalities of life; the burden the father carries in his spiritual leadership of the family; the call for chastity, with good instruction in how to avoid the temptation of immorality; the abundant folly we run into and how we can avoid it; and why and how we should respond to the call of wisdom to avoid "folly's cursed crumbs." Lane: Job and Ecclesiastes are speculative wisdom, for they investigate why things are as they are and how we can make sense of them.Proverbs is practical wisdom, showing us what we can do to get on in this puzzling world without losing our way and ending in disaster.His proverbs are not, therefore, mere bits of theory, like many wise words we see; they were all wrought out in the crucible of actual experience.